Your Guide to Getting the Best Crane Hire

What is the best way to comply with contract lifting operations and regulations? In five easy steps, we go over the process of making the best crane hire Australia in accordance with the safe use of cranes.

Step 1

Remember to ask the client the following questions, especially if the crane hire is being done via a telephone call or in person. For either a CPA crane hire, or a CPA contract lift, be sure to ask these.

• Where do you need the lift installed?
• What is the appropriate crane needed?
• What are the necessary adjustments for slinging and signalling?
• Who will be in charge of lift supervision and operations?

Next, explain the difference between a CPA crane hire and a CPA contract lift. In a CPA crane hire, the responsibility for untoward situations like accidents fall into the shoulders of the customer and the appointed person manning the crane. In a CPA contract lift, the main owner of the crane takes responsibility for the crane, and operator in case things go wrong. In such cases, it is best to always have the necessary insurance requirements.

Step 2

Further questions must be asked and documented if the client picks CPA crane hire.

• Document the name of the selected person who will plan the lift. Take note of his name and the time the hire is made.
• Document the name of the selected person who will supervise the lifting operations. Take note of his name and the time the hire is made.
• Conduct a risk assessment plan and draft a written lifting plan. The plans should show the position of the crane with respect to the features of the site.
• Confirm with the client that the written lifting plan must be made clear and fully explained to the person who will operate the crane prior to the beginning of operations.

Step 3

Assuming that the standard conditions are met, inquire if the client has the following insurance requirements in case of certain circumstances.

• Damage to or loss of the materials being lifted
• Injuries acquired by the driver, operator or other employees while on site
• Injuries acquired by another party, and even damage to their property as a result of improper crane operations
• Ongoing hire charges even if the equipment is not used due to repairs
• Damage or loss to the crane or other equipment

If the client does not have these insurance requirements, the company may opt to offer him full insurance to cover these circumstances.

Step 4

The company can include the price charges resulting from the loss or damage to their lifting equipment, or for insurance fees.

Step 5

A copy of the information stated above, along with CPA conditions, contract and insurance requirements, must be sent to the client for his approval and signature. His signature is vital in the documentation that he fully accepts these set conditions.