Crane Hire Insurance, Safety and Maintenance

At Surf City Cranes, we believe that when you’re planning a project involving any type of heavy machinery, there are several things you should take into consideration. Following the necessary precautions will help ensure you and the equipment are fully insured. We encourage crane safety and responsible crane hire with every one of our clients.


Insurance Essentials

Prior to crane hire, we strictly adhere to all crane safety guidelines for care and maintenance of the vehicles. This guarantees that any person using the crane is fully insured.

Our insurance also covers our equipment and staff while on your construction site.  Projects often involve many workers on the site as well as a range of equipment. As such, it is crucial to protect machinery from the occasionally-chaotic nature of a site.

We go one step further beyond keeping our cranes insured. We ensure that any person involved in the operation of our cranes is also:

  • Fully insured
  • Fully licensed
  • Fully trained, with regard to health and safety guidelines and safe work practices.


Crane Safety

At Surf City Cranes, crane safety is a major priority. We have a perfect safety record with zero lost time on insurance claims due to injury. This is a matter we take very seriously with every client who hires from us.

Our crane operators and dog men are all fully qualified. In addition, they have an average of 10 years’ experience in the industry.

At Surf City Cranes, we accurately and diligently:

  • Identify potential hazards.
  • Perform risk assessments.
  • Provide a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) regarding crane hire.

At Surf City Cranes, we are constantly reviewing, modifying, and upgrading these policies to comply with legislative authorities. We do this to ensure we are fully insured for operations.

Our work practices and procedures comply with the Queensland Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995. We also adhere to all other regulations and statutory provisions on occupational health and safety.


Crane Maintenance

Checking cranes prior to is important. It allows us to detect problems before they worsen. This reduces the risk of system failures that could cause injuries or fatalities.

We carry out crane and machine maintenance on a regular basis. This guarantees:

  • Efficient operation
  • Effectiveness
  • Reduction of downtime

And, wherever possible, our delivery and collection planning includes the practice of:

  • Multiple loads
  • Split destination
  • Backloading

This goes a long way to reduce wastage of fuel and resources.


Environmentally Friendly

We also ensure that our equipment is environmentally friendly. For instance, our company cars receive regular maintenance. We do this in order to reduce levels of emissions to care for the environment.

We also conduct planned, regular and routine maintenance of our fleet of cranes. This helps us reduce emission levels and fuel consumption while enhancing their reliability.



At Surf City Cranes, we take great pride in the presentation of our mobile crane fleet. Our vehicles and crane accessories are regularly pressure washed and maintained to ensure they are well presented at any given time.


Call Surf City Cranes for Top Quality Equipment and Services

Do you run a construction company? Are you arranging crane rental on a short-term basis? Whatever you need with regard to crane hire, accessories, insurance and maintenance, we’ve got you covered.

Get in touch with Surf City Cranes today. We’ll give you all the expert help and guidance you need to see your project through to completion.

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