Specialist Crane Hire – Safety, Service & Standards

Established in 1965 under the name of Jardine Crane Hire, Specialist Crane Hire (SCH) has evolved into one of the North’s largest independent crane and lifting specialists.

SCH services including Crane Hire and Contract Lifting under CPA terms from the Scottish Borders down to North Wales and the North Midlands.

With a fleet of modern cranes up to 200 Tonne capacity operating from 2 depots the company has a long history of offering safe solutions for complex lifting operations in industries as diverse as nuclear power, civil engineering and holiday homes. SCH creates accurate and detailed lift plans to meet its clients' project requirements. With ISO 9002 accreditation and current CAD drawing software, SCH offer a comprehensive lifting solution.


M6 / Heysham Link to bring work to the Lancaster area

Specialist Crane Hire to assist with a £200m construction project to improve transporation and relieve congestion and pollution at the Port of Heysham.

19-ton frigate gun turrets moved through Barrow

After several years laying in the dockyard at Barrow-In-Furness, 19-ton gun turrets are moved thanks to help from Specialist Crane Hire.

Watch the Specialist Crane Hire corporate video for a brief look at our services (32 secs). View this video in HD on YouTube.

Our Accreditations & Membership
  • Moody BS ISO logo
  • Safe Contractor logo
  • Achilles logo
  • UVDB: Empowered by Achilles logo
  • ESTA logo
  • CPA Member