PUT SIMPLY, CRANES ARE OUR BUSINESS. TOGETHER, WE BENEFIT FROM MANY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE SECTOR FROM ACTUALLY OPERATING CRANES TO THE MANAGEMENT OF OPERATORS. WE ARE THE LARGEST SPECIALIST RECRUITMENT BUSINESS PROVIDING CRANE OPERATORS AND LIFTING PERSONNEL IN THE UK. IN FACT, WE LIKE TO THINK THAT WE REALLY ARE THE INDUSTRY EXPERTS WHEN IT COMES TO THE RECRUITMENT OF QUALITY CRANE PERSONNEL.

Established in 1989, we have one of the most comprehensive databases of operators in the UK with some 8000 people registered for work and have successfully managed around 300 operators out on site at any one time during busy periods.

IMG_7339 no logoNo other supplier has access to such a vast and detailed database solely dedicated to crane personnel.

Working with clients locally and across the globe, we can provide any type of crane operator for any duration of hire. From heavy lift crawler cranes with luffing jib attachments to pedestrian operated tower cranes, we have and can source the right person for the job. Importantly, all are fully assessed, reference checked and managed to ensure that they have the right skills and experience to meet your needs.

Whether you are a client looking for a suitable candidate or a lifting professional looking for work, please browse our website and get in touch with us, we will be happy to help you with any enquiry you may have.

IMG_6114 - high contrastOUR MANAGEMENT PROCESS

THE NATURE OF OUR BUSINESS REQUIRES ALL THAT WE DO TO BE CLOSELY SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES TO MINIMISE RISK. THIS INCLUDES ENSURING THAT WE ARE FULLY COMPLIANT WITH ALL ASPECTS OF LEGISLATION AND ENCOURAGING ALL EMPLOYEES TO BE ACTIVELY INVOLVED WITH HEALTH AND SAFETY AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF OUR BUSINESS PERFORMANCE.

Communication is critical. We enjoy strong working relationships with all of our operators and take great pride in making sure that the right person with the right experience is appointed to the right job at all times.

We have invested in a purpose built management information system that enables us to manage and control all contractors. This is a significant investment that guarantees effective tracking mechanisms and assessment processes above and beyond any off-the-shelf software package.

In addition to generating critical management information, the system records and analyses:

  • Operator experience, expertise and capabilities.
  • Training and assessment records.
  • Medical information, employment checks and licences.
  • Site inductions and assessments.

IMG_0358Using the information held in the management system, we then have a set procedure for managing crane operators that is supported by the MPS on-site assessors. This includes:

  • Providing written confirmation of all placements prior to operational pre-start checks.
  • Assessing all operators on individual cranes to ensure skill, knowledge and understanding as required by BS7121 Safe Use of Cranes Section C.9.6.
  • Weekly checks of medical records and CPCS cards.
  • Frequent drug and alcohol testing on a random basis.
  • 24 hour telephone support with access to stand-by operators.
  • Weekly timesheets and accurate records of downtime.

Have you visited our sister company MPS Industrial?

SAFETY AND QUALITY

IMG_6108OUR COMMITMENT TO HEALTH AND SAFETY

HEALTH AND SAFETY COMES FIRST AT MPS.

We are absolutely committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of our employees, and have therefore established procedures and systems that are necessary to implement this commitment and to comply with statutory obligations including regular communication.

We recognise that health and safety is the responsibility of all. We pride ourselves on maintaining a healthy and safe working environment with the objective of minimising occupational accidents and illnesses. At MPS, we also provide operators with a company specific handbook which outlines our Health and Safety policies and Personal Protective Equipment to specific site requirements.
We work hard to ensure that all employees are aware of company procedures and understand that non-compliance can result in disciplinary action. Accurate records are kept at all times and appropriate preventative and protective measures are always taken when needed.

OUR COMMITMENT TO QUALITY

tom_2533Quality is at the heart of all we do. We believe firmly in the need for effective quality management and have held ISO 9001 since 1995. This accreditation includes the provision of skilled crane operators and other crane/lifting industry personnel to the construction and civil engineering industries.

We are also accredited by the construction industry training board (CITB) and City and Guilds as an approved provider of training and assessment for cranes and lifting.

We are members of Construction Online and approved by Safety Management Advisory Services Ltd (SMAS) who are full members of the Safety Scheme In Procurement (SSIP).