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Select Plant Hire is a world class leader in tower crane technology, specialising in the hire and sale of tower cranes.
Select has built an excellent reputation as one of the UK’s leading tower crane providers – integral to the delivery of the UK’s most innovative and high-profile construction and building projects.
Based in the UK and operating worldwide, Select owns and operates one of the UK’s largest and most comprehensive ranges of tower cranes with the capability to tailor each asset for the demands of any project. Having proudly delivered on a variety of construction projects from complicated highrise structures to mega scale multicrane developments, our impressive fleet is supported by the best operators who are subject to rigorous training schemes ensuring our clients requirements are met.
Our operator apprenticeship schemes are run through formal education as well as on the job training and utilising our in-house Training Academy.
Out of the cab, our in-house team of Application Engineers work closely with our clients offering technical advice. The production of detailed AutoCAD drawings ensure that the most efficient crane solution is proposed. Our team optimises the lifting strategy from crane specification, crane location to the erection, dismantle and climbing operations.
Select can offer a comprehensive lifting solution for any project by utilising all our in-house capabilities.
With early engagement and through consultation, we can provide the tower crane most suited to your needs. With a long-standing relationship spanning 25 years Select is the UK distributor for Terex Tower Cranes.
Select is one of the UK’s leading crawler crane providers, with
an extensive fleet of Telescopic and Lattice Boom crawler cranes
available for hire.
Sourced from leading manufacturers such as Liebherr, Hitachi-Sumitomo and Sennebogen, Select offers lattice boom crawler cranes from 55 to 300 tonne SWL and telescopic crawler cranes from 8 to 220 tonne SWL. Most of our fleet can carry offset fly-jibs and luffer attachments, and with a wide selection of boom lengths available we can supply a crane to suit your requirements.
Our current fleet incorporates all the latest technology and safety requirements for any site environment and with the huge investments made by Select Plant we offer the latest stage 5 engines.
Each of our cranes is delivered and collected in accordance with a bespoke site-specific method statement following a site inspection and will be adapted to comply with your additional requirements.
We have worked in most sectors including Nuclear, Aviation, Rail, Petrochemical, Marine and Residential to name just a few throughout the UK.
Our capabilities are not just based on the equipment we provide. Our operators have vast knowledge and experience of lifting and piling operations with many of them coming through our very own successful in-house Lifting Technician programme. All of our fitters are trained to the manufacturer’s specifications to carry out any servicing and repair requirements that may arise during the contract.
Select offer a complete crawler crane hire service to all our clients, from our in-house engineers, to our operational team. Our operators and our mobile fitters all are here to provide a seamless process from conception to completion of your crane requirements.
Select has the expertise and capabilities to tailor innovative solutions
for contract lifts, plant movement and more.
With our long history in the lifting industry, and with a wealth of experience and technical engineering capabilities we provide our Clients with solutions to some of the most challenging lifting operations.
Our fully qualified directly employed teams consist of Appointed Persons (APs), Supervisors and Slingers, all who have delivered complex lifting contracts in some of the most constrained urban areas. Combined with our engineering capabilities we can assist our Clients from the very earliest stages through to completion.
We tailor our support depending upon our Clients requirements, offering not just full Contract Lifting and Plant Movement, but also consulting and provision of labour only whenever required.
Our contract lift service gives our Clients the reassurance that their lifting operations will be planned and carried out safely and in line with current legislation. We take responsibility for the planning, management and execution, including the provision of an Appointed Person, labour and all lifting equipment and tackle. Unlike many in the industry we have our own in-house engineering and AP teams who work closely with both the Client, our own in-house and key external suppliers to ensure that we provide the safest and most cost-effective solution. We operate nationally completing all sizes of lift from small pumps to 250t bridges, with examples including the Panoramic Viewing Lift at Battersea Power Station, and the Sky Walk at Heathrow Terminal 3.
Materials and Plant Movement
Our teams have the specialist skills and knowledge to safely and effectively plan, manage and execute the movement, installation or removal of MEP equipment, pods, modules, prefabricated components and materials. As Plant Movers our teams are fully trained in the safe use of a variety of equipment specific to this unique area of lifting, and travel with fully kitted vans. Lifting is our business and we will ensure your project runs as smoothly as possible.
Our service is fully comprehensive from initial site surveys, through to site planning and the production of lift-specific method statements and risk assessments, always with health and safety at the forefront of our minds. We provide our service with a fully qualified and competent workforce, along with our broad range of plant equipment including various cranes, forklifts and the necessary lifting accessories. We control the complete lifting process from beginning to end.
Our highly experienced teams provide consultancy services to a variety of clients, helping to ensure lifting operations are planned in line with guidelines and to the highest safety standards. We can support Clients in a variety of ways including the reviewing lift plans and attendance at site meetings, assisting in the safe planning of a variety of lifting operations.
Select Plant Hire can offer mobile cranes on a ‘CPA Crane Hire’
basis and through our strategic partnerships we are able to provide
We are able to supply an extensive range of city type and all-terrain cranes ranging from 40 tonnes to 1000 tonnes. All are manned by fully trained and highly experienced operators.
Select can advise on specifying the most suitable crane for your project. In addition, we are able to supply lifting equipment, additional outrigger supports and traffic management services to support your requirements.
CPA Crane Hire
If the crane is hired on a CPA crane hire only basis, the hirer/client is fully responsible for complying with BS7121 & LOLER regulations.
The hirer must provide a qualified and competent appointed person to plan and manage the lift. They must also assess and arrange full insurance cover for the lifting operation including loss or damage to lifted loads and loss or damage to the crane and lost revenue
Under a CPA crane hire Select are only contracted to supply a crane that has been maintained, tested and certified along with trained and competent operator.
CPA Contract Lift
Select offer a contract lift service taking full control of the lift in compliance with BS7121 & LOLER providing the Appointed Person including the planning, supervision and execution of the lifts for you.
Select has a strategic partnership offering FHOSS products.
Inspired by the saying “where there’s light, there’s life”, FHOSS, produces a range of high performance, illuminated safety wear and technologies. FHOSS, a UK based company provide next generation personal protection equipment designed to improve worker visibility, reduce accidents and make working environments safer.
The illuminated livery is a new addition to some assets in our fleet and this improves safety via increased visibility. The illuminated livery can be any design and installed on almost any items of plant.
Vantage+ delivers live HD video from crane hook to operator, setting new standards in safety and providing greater operational effectiveness. The ability to remotely stream live and recorded video also allows monitoring by offsite personnel.
Vantage+ is a wireless video system that mounts directly to a crane hook (and other on-board locations) providing the crane operator with live imagery for more accurate control. The Vantage+ system is designed to increase site safety and significantly improve operational effectiveness. It features the ability to stream live and archive video for on and offsite site personnel.
Operator agility is increased significantly through enhanced visual communication, particularly in confined spaces and during blind or multi-level lifts, as well as in poor weather conditions where direct line of sight may be compromised. Integration with a range of on-board systems such as the SMIE anti-collision, provide an additional safety layer.
Hands Free Cab Radio System
Our custom designed hands free radio solution provides a reliable and efficient means of communication between crane operator and ground teams.
The fully integrated system is controlled using foot mounted pedals, meaning that the crane can be operated efficiently and without distraction.
Digital Handheld Radios
Our range of portable hand held radios deliver the highest quality digital audio throughout your site, with unique features to ensure the lifting team maintain clear communication with the operator whilst carrying out works.
With intelligent audio, the volume automatically adjusts to compensate for background noise so the lifting team on the ground do not have to adjust as they move from louder to quieter areas of site. The radios are rated to IP67 for reliable operation in the
With a rich history supporting construction projects we have built a reputation for delivering a top
quality sales, hire, repair and inspection services for our customers
We are a full member of LEEA and have UKAS accreditation to EN 17020. All our Engineers are
trained by LEEA.
With one of the most diverse ranges of lifting and handling equipment services available today and
with depots placed strategically throughout the UK we are able to fulfil your requirement and ensure
our customers receive more than just the tools to get the job done.
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