John Skeet Crane Hire.

Mobile Crane Hire Manchester, for the Construction Industry, and Boat Lifting Services.

Health and Safety, Environmental

Safety, Health and the Environment are key priorities, this is evident with our excellent record. 

During the 22 years of business we have maintained a
  • Zero Injury Rate,
  • Zero Accident Frequency Rate,
  • Zero Environmental incidents.
Health and Safety Crane Hire

Health & Safety


The health & safety, and welfare of our employees, our customers, contractors, the general public and visitors is of critical importance and is protected (so far as is reasonably practicable) through our meticulous planning, assessment, execution and supervision of all contract lifts. 


Environmental aspects are also considered as part of the planning and execution of the lift and impacts to the environment are minimised. The competence of staff is qualified through their technical knowledge, skill, experience, qualifications and adherence to relevant standards, regulations and legislation such as;

    • Health and Safety At Work Act 1974
    • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
    • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
    • BS 7121 Safe Use of Cranes.

BS 7121 Safe Use Of Cranes
(Key Elements Of Responsibilities):-

The Safe Use Of Cranes

Key Requirements:-

BS 7121 “The Safe Use Of Cranes” makes it clear that the Hirer is in overall control of the lifting operation and has responsibility for providing suitably trained and competent personnel to ensure adequate supervision of the operation.


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Definitions of Responsibilities:-

Employing Organisation

Person or organisation who requires a lifting operation to be carried out and who has responsibility for safe use of the crane.

The employing organisation should contract an appointed person prior to each specific lifting operation.  The appointed person should ensure that the safe system of work is undertaken.

Note: Provision of an appointed person does not lessen the legal responsibility of the employing organisation for ensuring safety.  The appointed person may have other duties and is not necessarily a direct employee of the employing organisation.  The appointed person should have sufficient training and experience to carry out all duties competently.

The person or organisation with overall control of the place of work and the employers of personnel involved in the lifting operation should be responsible for safety.  For responsibility to be effectively discharged, the appointed person should have sufficient authority to ensure that appropriate safety systems are in operation.


Safe use of cranes

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We operation within a 50 mile radius of Greater Manchester, covering the Lancashire, Blackpool and down to Crew and across to Liverpool areas of the Northwest UK.