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CPA CONTRACT LIFTING

BJW Cranes ensure we work in compliance with the terms and conditions of the CPA (Construction Plant Hire Association) when it comes to CPA Contract Lifting Solutions. Alongside this we also work in accordance with BS7121 (“The Safe Use of Cranes”) terms.

Here at BJW we ensure the safe and correct operation of the crane and the safety and welfare of its operator are the crane owner’s responsibility. This all falls under the CPA Standard Terms and Conditions for a Contract for the Lifting and Movement of Goods Involving Crane Operation.

As part of our contract lifting solutions service it is up to us, the crane owner, to provide the following:

  • Perform all work in accordance with BS 7121 and LOLER regulations.
  • Provide a capable Appointed Person* who has the expertise, experience and understanding of all parts of the contract lifting operation.
  • Provide a fully-trained, qualified and competent Slinger/Signaller as well as an operator.*
  • Operate a safe system of work and plan every aspect of the contract lifting.
  • Make available all Method Statements and Risk Assessments.
  • Ensure that the crane provided is the correct type, size and capacity.
  • Ensure the crane is correctly maintained, tested and certificated.

We will also additionally provide the following insurance cover as part of our CPA Contract Lifting Solutions:

  • Loss of, or damage to BJW plant or to other property caused solely by BJW negligence.
  • A maximum liability of £25,000 in respect of the value of goods lifted. (Additional goods lifted cover is available and can be arranged as an extra). Please discuss this with a BJW depot manager or email enquiries@bjwcranes.co.ukfor details.
  • A maximum liability of £2,000,000 in respect of loss or damage to other property and injury to other persons.

*as defined by CPA Model Conditions for the Hiring of Plant.

Further information regarding CPA Contract Lifting Solutions:

  • Under CPA Contract Lift conditions, the customer remains responsible for providing accurate information relating to both the items to be lifted and to the ground conditions.
  • The customer must have public liability insurance.
  • It is important to note that a CPA Crane Hire contract only becomes a CPA Contract Lift Hire contract when the crane owner supplies the Appointed Person and, hence, accepts responsibility for all aspects of the lift.

Some more information on the roles of Appointed Person at BJW Cranes:

At BJW Cranes we only employ extremely knowledgeable, experience CPCS Appointed Persons. These Appointed Persons provide assistance to our clients, to help with the planning and execution of a successful contract lifting operation. This ensures the maximum amount of safety for all involved in the operation.

Our Appointed Person will:

  • Help to choose the crane that is the correct type for that lifting operation. Each of these decisions will be made on an individual project basis.
  • Plan and supervise the organisation of the whole CPA contract lifting operation.
  • Ensure that all personnel such as crane supervisors, crane drivers, slinger/signallers, traffic management clerks, who are part of the contract lifting are sufficiently and correctly briefed and able to work alongside each other in sequence. This is done to provide the right result at the right time, and at the right cost.
  • Check all the documentation that is required by the contract hire or CPA contract lifting is supplied and completed as per requirements.

CPA Hire

The customer must:

  • Provide a capable and qualified ‘Appointed Person’ who, when it comes to all aspects of the lifting operation, has complete knowledge, experience and understanding of the task at hand.
  • Provide a certified and competent Slinger/Signaller as well as a Crane Supervisor.
  • Plan each aspect of the lift and operate a safe work system.
  • Ensure Method Statements and Risk Assessments are supplied and that the crane which has been hired is of a suitable type and capacity.
  • Check the credentials of the crane hire company along with the certification they have supplied.
  • Work in accordance with BS 7121 and LOLER Regulations.

Under standard CPA terms, the customer must additionally provide the following insurance cover:

  • Damage to or loss of our CPA Crane Hire whilst on site.
  • Damage to or loss of the goods being lifted.
  • Continuing hire charges which would occur whilst the plant is ‘off the road’ following damage.
  • Public liability, injury to operator, injury to third parties inclusive of damage to their property.

The crane owner has a duty to:

  • Provide a crane that is properly maintained, tested and certificated.
  • Provide a qualified and competent Crane Operator.

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CPA Contract Lift

The crane owner must provide the following:

  • Provide a competent and qualified Appointed Person who has the required level of understanding, knowledge and experience when it comes to every aspect of the lifting operation.
  • Provide a certified and experienced Slinger/Signaller.
  • Provide a qualified and capable Crane Operator and Crane Supervisor.
  • Correctly plan and organise the lift and operate a safe system of work.
  • Provide all Method Statements and Risk Assessments.
  • Guarantee that the crane provided is of an appropriate capacity and type.
  • Provide a crane that is correctly maintained, tested and certificated.
  • Carry out all work in compliance with BS 7121 and LOLER Regulations.

In addition, the following insurance cover will be provided:

  • Loss of, or damage to BTC plant or to other property caused solely by BTC negligence.
  • A maximum liability of £25,000 in respect of the value of goods lifted. (Additional goods lifted cover is available and can be arranged as an extra). Please discuss this with a BTC depot manager or email enquiries@bjwcranehire.co.ukfor details.
  • A maximum liability of £2,000,000 in respect of loss or damage to other property and injury to other persons.

*as defined by CPA Model Conditions for the Hiring of Plant.

The customer has a duty to:

  • Provide accurate information relating to both the items to be lifted and for the ground conditions.