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UK crane installation

Our engineers install, repair and service cranes and lifting equipment throughout the UK, from London and Cardiff to Bristol, Swansea and Barry.

Our specialist team of engineers install, maintain and repair all types of cranes, providing solutions for all your requirements. We supply single girder, double girder, underslung and dockside cranes as well as heavy duty crane components and machinery.

Specialist knowledge in a range of cranes

There are many types of cranes operating throughout the UK by different models and with various specifications. It’s our mission to be able to install and maintain all of them! The main types of cranes we regularly work on are:

  • Single girder design

  • Double girder design

  • Underslung design

  • Heavy duty designs

  • Dockside cranes

... and don't overlook the importance of training:

To safely drive a crane, your operators will require intensive training. Crane and Lifting Services Ltd provides high-quality training for crane operators across the UK.


Our training will allow the operative to use the overhead gantry crane and pendant in a safe and controlled way and be competent in slinging and rigging.

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Single and double crane designs

Where single girder cranes operate on one bridge beam with a hoist connected to the lower flange, double girder cranes span over two bridge beams and their hoists travel via rail over the top of these beams. Both types of overhead cranes are capable of lifting heavy loads, though the double girder crane has a higher load capacity.

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Underslung crane design

Underslung cranes run on tracks which form the building roof structure. They are generally used in larger span buildings or in applications where a clear floor space is critical.


This is because they have smaller dimensions than the other designs, although they also have a smaller load, so it’s a trade-off that ought to be considered carefully.

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Heavy duty crane design

The Goliath and Semi Goliath cranes are large, rail-mounted, floor-travelling units. With a sturdy design, these heavy-duty cranes can lift large loads over long distances.


These heavy duty cranes are commonly used in large shipping container bays and by rail lines, where extremely large loads need to be transported over a particular, but linear, distance.

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Dockside cranes

Dockside cranes are used for loading and unloading goods. These large cranes are used for a variety of specialised tasks.


Dockside cranes are similar to heavy duty cranes in that they move very heavy loads over distances but, in this case, the crane usually remains fixed to the ground.


They are used to quickly load and offload goods to and from ships, which is why many of these cranes are often seen in a row. This is because they are specifically designed to be operated without taking up too much space.

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[Crane & Lifting Services] engineers are polite and have all correct PPE and safe working practices in place before starting work. Excellent Health & Safety culture. A pleasure to work with.

Harvey Fletcher, Electrical Supervisor - Hanson Cement

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Spare parts and maintenance

Our vast range of spare parts means that we can install, repair and maintain almost any type of crane, we also stock a range of hoists ranging from 250Kg to 5000Kg.

We undertake regular training to ensure that our engineers are always up to date and compliant with the latest regulations and HSE legislation.

A wealth of experience with all makes and models of cranes helps us to offer an unrivalled service, with our experts teaching all of the necessary skills and legal knowledge required to safely operate a crane.

Communication throughout the repair process ensures we can offer solutions that work best for our clients. Get in touch if you are interested in our crane training programmes, or require expert installation and maintenance of crane systems.

We also carry out load testing services.

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Get in touch with our expert crane installation team

Unit 7 Atlantic Point

Atlantic Trading Estate


CF63 3AA

Cardiff - 01446 700 945

Swansea - 01792 739 989

Bristol - 0117 428 6888

Aylesbury - 01296 321 993

London - 020 8036 3999

Breakdown / Emergency - 01446 700 945