Essentials for Crane Hire Insurance

07th September 2020

Crane Hire Insurance: The Essentials You Need to Know About

A lot of details go into crane hire for construction or manufacturing projects; you need to make sure you have the right types of cranes and number of cranes, as well as adequate insurance for your vehicles and the drivers.

When hiring any large vehicles and equipment, there are a number of things to take into consideration to ensure you and the equipment are fully insured. Surf City Cranes is a leading crane hire company in in Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Northern NSW and we ensure we’re covered for any work our operators carry out on your site. In this guide, we’re discussing the insurance essentials you need when hiring a crane.

The insurance you need when renting a crane

Make sure you’re protected against damage or injury on-site by working with a crane hire company and operators that come with insurance. That way, you won’t have to pay out extortionate amounts if anything were to go wrong. There are different policies that your rental companies may hold:

  • Comprehensive crane insurance – this covers against any accidental damage to the crane that could occur as a result of fire, theft, collisions, etc.
  • Hook liability insurance – this covers the pieces that are attached to the hook, in case they become detached or cause damage otherwise.
  • General liability insurance – this is to cover damage to the surroundings or injury to persons, as a result of business operations.

The importance of choosing insured, fully-trained crane operators

Don’t leave anything to chance for your upcoming project. Hire a crane in Brisbane or the Gold Coast with a reputable company that has taken care of insurance and protection – and can pass these benefits onto you.

Choosing a fully-insured crane and skip hire company means that they take care to protect the machinery and the operators on what can often be a chaotic construction site. This protects the people operating the crane – and those around it – for safer work practices and cover against mishaps.

It’s always best to work with companies that offer fully-licensed and fully-trained crane operators. Not only do they know how to effectively and efficiently use heavy machinery, but they’re also trained in health and safety matters. This helps to keep your worksite safe and productive, providing the peace-of-mind to you that if something goes wrong, you’re equipped with the coverage you need.

Find out more about our services

Surf City Cranes has been providing crane hire to in Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Northern NSW since 2006, continuously honouring our commitment to creating the region’s most exceptional crane hire service. As experts in the construction industry, we understand the risks involved – and the precautions required.

That’s why we ensure our fleet and our operators are fully-insured, licensed and completely trained. It’s through this dedication that we’re able to deliver a seamless service to our clients. To find out more about hiring a crane or other equipment with us, just call the team on 1300 444 737 (toll free) or 0402 269 535 for a quote.