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Evening all,

 

We are carrying out some work next week using a crane. Rather than a contract lift, we are going down the CPA hire route. Basically this will save the customer the best part of £1100, all we need to do is make sure our hired-in insurance covers the cost of the crane (which it does) and provide the risk assessments and method statements. I was wondering if anyone has access to a template for these, and if so, would they mind sharing them with me? Obviously I'd change all relevant details relating to the specifics.

 

TIA

 

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Are you qualified to write up a lift plan? I'd be cautious, anything goes wrong and your insurance will try hard to find a reason not to pay out

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I think the AA risk assessment package has it in - sorry I don’t have a copy. 
 

Did they stipulate a qualified banksman?

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The crane company have said they will format it and check all the vital information is there. After all they'll be in the shit if it isn't present and correct. 

 

I've just joined the AA so i'll have a look through their templates.

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Whilst the AA generic risk assessments cover crane use it wouldn't meet the needs discussed here as it only a very simple one.  

 

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If crane work goes wrong it can go very wrong.

Is it worth it to save a customer money?

 

What’s in it for you?

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1 hour ago, Greenhorn said:

Evening all,

 

We are carrying out some work next week using a crane. Rather than a contract lift, we are going down the CPA hire route. Basically this will save the customer the best part of £1100, all we need to do is make sure our hired-in insurance covers the cost of the crane (which it does) and provide the risk assessments and method statements. I was wondering if anyone has access to a template for these, and if so, would they mind sharing them with me? Obviously I'd change all relevant details relating to the specifics.

 

TIA

 

why would you save the client £1100 and take on all the risk yourself?

 

ive CPA hired in the past but would only  ever contract lift these days. it’s refreshing just turning up onsite and dealing with the tree rather than worrying about the crane. on a contract lift if the crane company turns up, doesn’t make you sign anything, doesn’t check for drains or suitability of  surface etc or a multitude of other things it’s not your problem 

 

 

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I also own and operate a 26m merlo roto so have my own lift plan/ method statement/risk assessment which i do for each site 

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Saving clients money would be at the bottom of my priority list if the job is so complicated that it needs a crane 😶

 

Somethings you shouldn't save money on. Contract lift all the way. 

 

Reevaluate and consider this decision very carefully. 

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