Contract Lift Hire

Under the terms of a standard CPA Contract Lift, the crane / equipment, operator and all personnel supplied with the crane, (including the Appointed Person / Crane Supervisor) are the responsibility of the crane owner.

The crane owner is responsible for all aspects of the planning and execution of the lift and will provide insurance cover for the following:

  • loss of or damage to plant / equipment caused solely by the owner's negligence in the performance of the lifting contract;
  • loss of or damage to third party property caused solely by the owner's negligence in the performance of the lifting contract subject to:
    • (A) a maximum liability of £25,000 in respect of goods lifted;
    • (B) a maximum liability of £5 million in respect of loss of or damage to third party property or death / injury to third party persons.

(These limits can be increased on request subject to an increase in the hire rate.)

It is important to note that a CPA Crane Hire agreement only becomes a CPA Contract Lift when the crane owner supplies the Appointed Person / Crane Supervisor and hence, accepts liability for planning and supervising the lift.

Specifying the correct type of contract will ultimately improve safety and ensure that the correct system of work is adopted.

Under Contract Lift conditions, the customer still retains certain liabilities and therefore should hold adequate insurance to provide protection against incidents arising from for example:

  1. own negligence;
  2. inadequate or unstable ground conditions;
  3. inadequate or incorrect information supplied in connection with the goods being lifted.

 

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