Crane Hire Services

Supplying the Northwest and surrounding area’s with professional crane hire lifting services

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Sherrington Lifting Services (SLS) – possess a wide range of access to heavy-duty lifting cranes, capable of handling any construction or heavy industry job that you could imagine. Our team have extensive experience serving the North West area as well as the wider UK, leaving us best placed to deliver all of your crane hire and lifting requirements.

We also possess an extensive amount of industry contacts which we can tap into to source any bespoke pieces of lifting plant that we don’t ourselves have, meaning that we truly can tackle any job you present us with, big or small. So when you think crane hire services in Liverpool or surrounding North West area’s, think Sherrington Lifting Services (SLS). Our range of services include Crane Hire, CPA Crane Hire, CPA Contract Lifting, Contract Lifting Services, Crane Personnel, Plant Lift and Shifts and Drone Surveys

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Client Testimonials

Professionalism pretty much sums up my view of SLS, I have a great relationship with Jon and the team at SLS. We have a retainer setup and it will remain in place for a number of years. Highly reccomend these guys for any contract lifting work – Keep up the good work guys!

Mr Dowd

Operations Officer

Jonathan and the team are fantastic to work with, they make these complex tasks seem so simple. We very much enjoyed watching the drone over our site when completing the site survey 🙂

Ms Dottam

Site Manager

Jon always accommodates my projects in his ever growing busy schedule, for this I am very grateful to Jon and the team and will remain a loyal customer of his for the foreseeable future, thanks Jon!

Mr Coleman

Commercial Operations Director

24 hours a day. 7 days a week. 365 days a year.


Before you contact us about a specific question, please check our FAQ's we may already have the answer for you.

Operating In High Winds

All cranes have a maximum design wind speed for safe operation. When the wind speed exceeds this limit the crane must be taken out of service. Different types of crane, different models of the same type of crane and different configurations of the same model may operate with different maximum wind speeds. The operating wind speed for the crane will allow for

the load having a certain wind area; if this is exceeded then the working wind speed will need to be reduced (see the manufacturer’s manual for information on this).

Typical maximum operating wind speeds are:

Mobile Cranes 9.8 m/s (22 m.p.h.) Beaufort Scale 5

Proximity To Hazards

Hazards best avoided, where possible, include:

  • Overhead electric lines
  • Nearby structures
  • Other cranes
  • Railways
  • Public access areas
  • Airfields

Where any part of the crane or its load cannot be kept clear of these hazards, the appropriate authority, e.g. a local electricity supplier or Railtrack, must be consulted.

Danger from vaults or underground services must not be overlooked, and suitable precautions must be taken where they cannot be avoided.

Where the crane or its load passes closer than 600mm to an obstacle, effective precautions must be taken to avoid crushing, by preventing personnel accessing the area.

Where a crane is to be used within 15 metres plus the length of its jib, from overhead power lines on steel towers, (or 9 metres plus the length of the jib, from overhead lines on wood, concrete or steel poles) the guidance given in HSE Guidance Note GS6 must be followed.

Where a crane will work close to railway property (i.e. if it fell over and any part of it, or any load being lifted by it, could fall on railway property), consult the railway property owner and CPES.

If the crane is within 6 km of an airfield, and its height exceeds 10 m or that of the surrounding structures or trees, then the Appointed Person should seek the permission of the airfield manager before starting operations.

Ground conditions

Cranes have very high axel weights, and need good solid ground the same as a lorry would need. You will also need to make sure there are no sharp objects in the path of the crane when gaining access to the site.

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Trident House, 105 Derby Road, Liverpool, L20 8LZ Company No' (11574889)