Lift assurance & consultancy

Maxim supplies a wide range of consultancy and lifting assurance services for all types of cranes and lifting handling projects.

Maxim Lifting Services has extensive experience in managing and consulting for various lifting operations in different sectors. We are able to provide end-to-end solutions from project management, lift planning, legal applications for permits, advice on safety and industry best practices right through to implementation and supervision of the final lifting operations.

We assist in planning to ensure your project meets all relevant safety standards and legal requirements. Our lifting consulting and crane management services provide engineers and consultants to manage the entire lift project from start to finish. We ensure that the highest safety standards are met at all times and we will follow up to date industry guidelines and best practices for lifting/handling and transportation of loads.

We provide solutions for lifting operations across the board from small scale single lifts to full large scale / long duration lifting project management.

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What we can offer

Lifting operation approval

On-site representation

Project Management

We review all documentation submitted for your proposed lifting operation. This allows us to make sure that the cranes, equipment and personnel being hired by our client meet current legal standards.


We are a leader in the industry and pride ourselves on being able to meet deadlines, complete projects quickly, and safely.


Maxim Lifting Services can provide a consultant to supervise the implementation of planned works once all necessary documents have been signed off.

Lifting Assurance

Maxim Lifting Services can review any third-party documentation for you to ensure that the lifting operations are well planned and in compliance with all regulations.

Maxim Accreditations


See how our team uses their experience, machinery, and the latest technology to provide superior crane hire and lifting services for our clients.

Lifting Assurance and Consultancy FAQs

A lifting plan is a safety document that should be created before any lifting or slinging work takes place. The lifting plan should include the following details:

  • Risk Assessments for all lifting operations, including PPE requirements
  • Method statement detailing how the loads are to be lifted with a defined sequence of operations
  • Prevention of falls plan – identifies what safety precautions are going to be taken with the lifting operations, including fall arrest systems, work restraints and rescue plans 
  • Safe working loads – These are defined as a specific safe limit to which the deployed equipment can work to. It is important that lifting operations do not exceed these limits as it can lead to an increased risk of injury/accidents
  • Method of lifting – This needs to be detailed in the lifting plan including lifting gear requirements, lifting operation sequence, required personnel and qualifications relevant to the nature of the lift and equipment deployed

All lifting plans will be reviewed and checked by a second qualified AP and passed off before being put into action.

Before creating or reviewing your lift plans you need to understand what information should be included. Other than the obvious – namely the technical aspects of the lifting project itself – you will also need to take into account who will use it and how likely they are to do so.

The drawing element of the plan can be drafted using CAD or crane planning software specifically for lift plans – although it is not always necessary if your plans are simple enough. You should also check that all other parties involved in the lifting operations also receive copies to review and approve before any work commences.

A lift plan must be clear and unambiguous; not only does it need to show enough information for others to understand what each party has promised, but it will also form part of your contract with other companies or persons providing services that must comply with the relevant British Standards.

A lifting plan, or RAMS as it may sometimes be referred to, is a document that instructs workers how to perform any lifting, handling, transportation service and the sequence of how to complete the task safely.

Majority of injuries reported in the workplace are due to manual handling. Also, about one-third of all major injuries reported are due to manual handling. This shows the need for a strong emphasis on safety in workplaces, especially in areas where employees must carry out heavy lifting tasks.

Safety rules should be put in place when planning any heavy lifting activities to ensure employees are safe. Safety rules include putting in place a proper lifting plan, making sure all the equipment needed to perform the task are provided in working order and accompanied by an in date test certification and ensuring all employees who will be performing the activity are trained on how to do it safely.

It is recommended that you engage a qualified lifting consultant of lifting operations before commencing heavy lifting tasks.

The type of load together with the dimensions, weight and centre of gravity distribution will determine how the load is to be lifted. The Appointed person must be familiar with these factors as well as other conditions which can affect safe lifting operations including workplace hazards; environment; weather; ground conditions; obstructions; space limitations etc.

All this information should be taken into consideration before the lift is implemented.

Objects handled by lifting and handling operations may be damaged or life may be endangered, both in the process of the operation and also due to hazards arising after the lift. Examples of such damage could be: crushing injuries during a lifting/moving operation; back injuries when moving loads into place; strains due to awkward or sustained posture; burns from hot surfaces; electric shocks; worker´s fingers being caught in chain blocks etc.

Lifting Operations are responsible for countless injuries every year making the area a key area for risk minimisation and accident prevention. This is why you need experts like us at Maxim Lifting Services to create a comprehensive lift plan and risk assessment and implement the works on site.


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.