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 to take into consideration to ensure that the construction not only runs smoothly and on time, but to ensure that you and the crane hirer are fully insured for any potential risks that may occur.

Insurance Essentials

  • Prior to hiring any of extensive crane fleet, we strictly adhere to all crane safety guidelines for care and maintenance of the vehicles and guarantee that any person using the crane is fully insured.
  • Our insurance also includes us being covered while on your construction site. With many projects involving a range of tradesman and vehicles, it is essential that all care is taken to protect the machinery from the sometimes-chaotic nature of a building site.
  • Along with making sure our cranes are covered by insurance, we also ensure that any person involved in the operation of our cranes is also fully insured, fully licensed, and fully trained in all aspects of relevant health and safety guidelines for safe work practices when operating a crane.

So as you can see, Surf City Cranes takes the insurance of the crane fleet and crane crews very seriously. There are no compromises when it comes to ensuring peace of mind for yourself, your staff, or any person in charge of the operation of heavy machinery; whether that be on a building construction site, a vacant block of land or when simply removing a tree.

Surf City Cranes will do all the relevant checks to assist with your crane insurance needs. We’ll make sure that when your crane is delivered to your work site, you can rest assured that you will have guidance with all of the necessary legal insurance and related compliance requirements, to ensure that your project runs smoothly.

Safety and Compliance

Crane hire safety is a major priority, with Surf City Cranes boasting a perfect safety record with zero lost time on insurance claims due to injury. We ensure that we follow all crane hire guidelines and that safety comes first every time. Our crane operators and dog men are all fully qualified and have an average of 10 years’ experience in the industry.

We will accurately and diligently identify potential hazards, assess risks, and provide an SWMS regarding crane hire. At Surf City Cranes, we are constantly reviewing, modifying, and upgrading these policies to comply with legislative authorities and are fully insured for operations. We also ensure that our safe work practices and procedures comply with the Queensland Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995, as well as all regulations and other statutory provisions governing occupational health and safety.

Crane Maintenance

Checking cranes prior to use can be important for catching problems before they become more serious, reducing the risk of system failures that could potentially cause serious injuries or fatalities.

It’s also important to check that the crane itself has been constructed in line with the appropriate Australian Standards. It’s vital to ensure that your workplace is suitable for crane use for risk management purposes.

We carry out scheduled crane and machine maintenance to ensure efficient operation, effectiveness, and reduction of down time. And, wherever possible, our delivery and collection planning includes the practice of multiple loads, split destination and back loading to reduce wastage of fuel and resources.

Environmentally Friendly

We also ensure that our equipment is environmentally friendly. Even our company cars have regular maintenance to reduce levels of emissions to care for the environment. Planned regular routine maintenance of our fleet of cranes reduces the level of emissions and enhances vehicle fuel consumption and 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 all times.

Call Surf City Cranes for Top Quality Equipment and Services

Whether you run a construction company or you’re arranging crane rental on a short-term basis, call us for all the expert help and guidance you need with your mobile crane hires, crane accessories, and ancillaries. Call us on 1300 444 737 or 0402 269 535  and ask our friendly experts for all the help and support you need for your project. You can also contact us online and we’ll respond to your enquiries as soon as possible.