Lift and Shift Services

Our Lift and Shift service is guaranteed to help you with moving equipment with ease and precision

Our Lift and Shift service encompasses all non-standard lifting requirements. We provide everything from one-off single lifting and moving operations to fully managed integrated turnkey lifting solutions. For all heavy and awkward items that you need moving, lifting, and relocating – Maxim Lifting Services can accommodate any requirement.

Whether it be a single item to be moved on a stair-climbing machine, full factory relocations or complete dismantling and removal of redundant machinery within plant rooms, we have a vast inventory of specialist lifting equipment to enable any lifting and handling operation. Our experienced and expert engineers can lift, shift and precision locate heavy items with ease with the highest standards in safety and integrity.

We are a highly motivated team that focuses on developing the most innovative solutions for complex lifting operations. With over 100 years of combined experience in all aspects of lifting and handling, you are assured of the most productive and safe service. We are Certified to ISO 9001 – 14001 – 45001 standards along with all main verifying industry bodies, making MAXIM LIFTING a tried and trusted name across the lifting industry.

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24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 365 days a year service, we can offer crane hire, contract lifting and industrial services at short notice or assist with project planning and tenders.

Nationwide Coverage

Maxim provides crane and industrial services to companies in multiple sectors across the UK. We offer services for small one-off projects and complex projects spanning many months.

Industry Knowledge

Maxim Lifting has time served industry experienced directors, project management, and on-site personnel, who understand and achieve our clients’ expectations.

Highly Qualified

Maxim supplies qualified operatives including appointed persons, crane supervisors, riggers and lift and shift engineers. All our staff from senior management to onsite personnel have decades of industry experience between them with a can-do approach to all projects.

Immediate Response

Initial enquiries and requests for site surveys for crane and industrial services will be dealt with immediately and quotations can be submitted on the same day if required.

Multi-skilled and Disciplined

Maxim has an in-house management team, a skilled multi-discipline time served workforce, capable of carrying out complete complex turnkey projects for our clients across the UK.

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Lift and Shift Services FAQs

We can provide the planning, risk assessments, equipment, and expertise to minimise all the potential dangers of moving machinery in your workplace. We help you avoid costly and unfortunate mishaps and ensure you meet legal requirements for moving and transporting machinery safely.

Following an onsite survey and meeting to discuss your contracted lifting project, we can offer a complete consultation service and draw up a Lifting, Handling and Logistics plans. Once you’re ready to start the project, we will arrange for the lifting equipment such as Mini Cranes, Valla cranes, Versa lifts, Hydraulic gantry systems or heavy mobile cranes to be onsite with supporting qualified and experienced staff. This will ensure the highest safety standards and that all operations will be carried out in line with LOLER – PUWER – BS7121 Standards

So, in order to protect your high value items during transit (and indeed any fragile products or parts that simply cannot be damaged), there are a number of points that will be considered.

  • Use the correct transport for the items
  • Routing and access
  • Analyse use / environments
  • Assess risks inherent to the item
  • Assess the risk in movement
  • Choose the correct exterior packaging
  • Use foam / Timber packing and hermetic sealing where required
  • Compatibility between packaging types
  • Highly trained staff

Lift and shift services provide the best solutions for businesses that need assistance in moving heavy equipment. Businesses can rely on these services for all types of industrial equipment that needs to be moved, from heavy factory machines, industrial units to smaller items such as artwork and artifacts.

When looking to relocate equipment, offices, factories or indeed any bulky or heavy item, professional lift and shift services from Maxim have the answer.

While you may have the manpower for moving bulky machinery into place on-site, lift and shift services provide a quick and clean alternative that can be completed within a shorter time due to our experience and availability of specialist equipment in our inventory.

The most common causes of restrictions start at the car park or yard area of the load or offload sites. The next consideration is the access into the property, which is usually a roller shutter door or sometimes a more restrictive access such as double doorways. Once through the access, the internal height of the building will need to be considered and the direction of travel through the building between obstructions and other machinery.

If access is an issue, and the equipment can’t be delivered in sub sections which can be re-assembled, we can advise on the best way to create a suitable opening to allow access.

Depending on the nature of the restriction this could be simply removing bollards, barriers, doorframes, and shutter mechanisms, or by agreeing to construction works to resize, remove or temporarily support and replace obstructing structures.

Access restrictions can mean that at times the only option will be to remove a section of roof to allow machinery and equipment to be lowered down to final position.

The next consideration will be the headroom clearance from the building’s roof. At least 1.5 m will be required above the machine and equipment to allow rigging and set up to take place.

Maxim will provide specialist equipment such as Versa Lifts, Hydraulic Gantry Systems, Jacking and Sliding Equipment to ensure we provide a safe, practical, and cost-effective solution for our clients.

Maxim has decades of heavy plant movement and location so rest assured we can supply the premier service you are looking for. We provide answers to complex lifting problems using innovative solutions that help us grow with purpose.

If you would like to discuss you project with one of our specialists, then please get in touch today.


Whether your requirements are a simple one-off lift or a multi-crane technical lift, Maxim Lifting Services has the equipment and the know-how to provide a safe, efficient and cost-effective solution for your lifting needs.