Crane Hire Insurance

The hire of any item of plant or equipment is inevitably accompanied by risk either through accidental damage, theft, or misuse. The financial implications for customers in the event of a serious incident are significant.

BS7121 – Safe Use of Cranes – notes the risks and highlights the need to protect against their consequences through comprehensive crane hire insurance cover.

City Lifting is able to offer a damage waiver on CPA hires which is specifically tailored to the crane hire market at an increased cost and rely on its own insurances. Find out more about our crane hire insurance below.

Crane Hire Insurance for CPA Hires (hire only)


City Lifting Damage Waiver Scheme


  • Accidental damage to crane on hire to the full replacement value.

  • Loss of hire charges as a result of loss or damage to the crane.

  • Cover in respect of goods being lifted up to a value of £ 50,000

  • City Lifting Ltd waives the right of recovery under clause 13 of the CPA

  • Model Terms of Hire “Hirers Responsibility for Loss & Damage”.

  • Charged at 20% of invoice total.

Crane Hire Insurance for Contract Lifting
(fully contracted)


Full insurance cover is included with all contract lifts Cover:


  • Maximum Liability £ 50,000 goods in the hook

  • £5 million public liability

  • Excesses and exclusions apply on all insurances
    (NB limits can be increased. Extra charges will apply)


NOTE: Under a contract lift, the customer still retains liabilities and should ensure that adequate insurance is in place to cover:


  • Own negligence.

  • Inadequate or unstable ground.

  • Inadequate/incorrect information supplied in connection with loads or site.