Contract Hire and Crane Hire Specialists

Crane Hire in Halifax, Bradford, Oldham, Leeds and Yorkshire


Bandshire provides a quality contract lifting / crane hire service with a fleet of cranes that can accommodate your needs 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Bandshire was founded in 1988 by Ian Blacker who has built the business into a successful Yorkshire based family establishment.

Working alongside his two sons, Ben who joined in 2001, closely followed by Tom in 2003, they have become a dedicated family team sharing a strong personal bond and determination that is needed for business success, knowing that they are building for future generations encourages this. Ian, Ben and Tom have a strong commitment to all customers with an absolute determination to do every job successfully.

They share the same ethos and beliefs on how things should be done giving them a sense of purpose and pride with a range of advantages not found in other enterprises; common values, strong commitment, loyalty, stability and competitiveness.

Due to the family commitment in the day to day operation of this business, the company is able to keep the cost to a minimum, which are reflected in the competitive pricing and dedication to providing a quality service to you the customer. Which is second to none!


We plan and supervise a specific managed lifting operation. Following a detailed site visit, our qualified Appointed Person will provide a comprehensive method statement, which will include a site plan showing the position of the crane and a brief description of the planned lift to be undertaken.


Under the terms of a standard CPA Crane Hire agreement, we provide a crane and competent crane operator to work to your, the customers’ instructions. The customer’s Appointed Person is responsible for planning the lift, preparing a method statement and providing all risk assessments.

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