To ensure that you receive the appropriate service the following will explain the duties, responsibilities and risks of hiring a mobile crane.
The following is written in accordance with B.S. 7121 (Safe Use of Mobile Cranes), and LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998). Both B.S. 7121 and LOLER 1998 demonstrate the qualifications required by all personnel when involved in a crane lift. B.S. 7121 also acknowledges the risks, and highlights the need to protect against their consequences through appropriate comprehensive insurance cover now considered to be essential.
What are my options?
Under the terms of a Standard CPA Contract Lift, the safe operation of the crane and the safety and welfare of its operator are the crane owner's responsibility. It is up to the crane owner to provide the following:
Birmingham Crane Hire will:
In addition, the following insurance cover will be provided:
* as defined by CPA Model Conditions for the Hiring of Plant
How much insurance cover do I need?
Hiring cranes and plant is inevitably accompanied by risk and with the cost of a modern mobile crane ranging from £100,000 to in excess of £2,000,000, the financial consequences for customers could be immense in the event of an accident.
As a customer hiring a crane or other item of plant, you must ensure that you have adequate insurance cover for the following risks:
Birmingham Crane Hire Company Limited can arrange cover for loss or damage to the crane whilst on hire and continuing hire charges whilst the crane is under repair at 15% of the total invoice. Should the customer require cover for lifted goods, this is available at £5.00 per £1,000 of the value of the goods lifted.
Some important notes regarding CPA Contract Lifts
Under CPA Contract lift conditions, the customer remains responsible for providing accurate information relating to both the items to be lifted and to the ground conditions.
The customer must have public liability insurance.
It is important to note that a CPA Crane Hire contract only becomes a CPA Contract Lift Hire contract when the crane owner supplies the Appointed Person and, hence, accepts responsibility for all aspects of the lift.
Please note that the preparation time required to produce the relevant Method Statements and Risk Assessments for a Contract Lift will require a longer notice period than for CPA Crane Hire.
Summary of Requirements and Responsibilities
Supply of information of Lift/Ground: Birmingham Crane Hire
Selection of Cranes/Planning: Birmingham Crane Hire
Selection and supply of slinging equipment: Birmingham Crane Hire
Method Statements and Risk Assessments: Birmingham Crane Hire
Appointed person: Birmingham Crane Hire
Slinger/Signallers: Birmingham Crane Hire
Traffic Mgt/Parking Suspensions/Council Permits: Birmingham Crane Hire
Damage to Crane: Birmingham Crane Hire**
Loss of Hire during repair: Birmingham Crane Hire**
Lifted Goods: Birmingham Crane Hire**
Public Liability: Birmingham Crane Hire**
** Subject to stated limits
Still not sure or require advice?
Please feel free to contact one of our members of staff to talk through the options available to you or to organize a meeting with one of our experienced technical representatives to go through your requirements on site.
0121 328 0800