about-us

Our mobile cranes are deployed both in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Our Team at Crane Hire Limited team is underpinned by a pragmatic Board of Directors who together provide the professional and financial expertise required in the crane hire sector. Working for some of the worlds leading companies Crane Hire Limited have a proven track record for delivering a high quality product to meet the needs and expectations of our clients. Regardless of the project or the task at hand Crane Hire Limited relentlessly link the delivery of our capabilities to the achievement of exemplary, Health, Safety, Environment and Quality standards.

Over the last number of years Crane Hire Limited has been steadfastly augmenting its credentials and experience in operating in high hazard sectors. We have developed Standard operating Procedures (SOP’s_ for our site personnel and are well positioned to deliver support into the nuclear decommissioning and new build sectors. Recent internal and external audits by NSAI coupled with enviable safety awareness demonstrate that Crane Hire Limited’s investment in our people is what sets us apart. Crane Hire Limited employees, have the confidence and capability to deliver the delta necessary to offer best in class service to meet the clients needs in a highly demanding environment. We are also currently setting up a CPCS training centre for Appointed Persons (AP’s) at our depot in Ballyfermot. Most importantly our integrated Management System demonstrably links our governance to the services that we provide.

Our Mission

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The development and sustainability of a health, safety and environmental culture is a top goal for CHL and is everyone’s responsibility. CHL has a proactive approach, led by the Board of Directors and it demands everyone to demonstrate total commitment to safety without compromise. The Safety Director liaises regularly with all board members to ensure they are fully briefed. CHL have a Safety Committee chaired by a Board Director who is accountable, directly, to the MD for ensuring that the right policies are in place and that these are understood and cascaded down through the organisation.
The management systems for H&S, Environment and Quality are documented, structured and certified to recognised standards OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 with an electronically accessed Integrated Management System. Risk management controls are in the form of documented method statements and risk assessments. These are reinforced through a programme of briefings and toolbox talks conducted by the H&S team. Standard Operating and Emergency Operating Procedures have been developed to ensure absolute clarity in relation to every individual’s responsibilities towards Health, Safety, Quality and Environment. These are supported by a comprehensive Staff Handbook.

Our History

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Crane Hire Limited was formed in 1967 and remains to this day a business with a strong family focus, providing both standard crane hire and contract crane lift services. At the core of our business is a dedicated team of highly skilled, experienced and qualified crane operators, riggers, fitters and technical support staff.
We have an extensive fleet of mobile telescopic cranes suited to city, rough terrain and all terrain environments.
Crane Hire Limited has a core of highly skilled employees who operate from our Cork and Dublin depots.

Our Directorial Team

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Margaret O'Leary

Chairwoman

Role: Chairwoman, Director, Accountant & Company Secretary
Qualifications: RGN, CIMA, AITI
Length of Service: 50 years
Experience: Margaret has 48 years experience managing the financial, taxation, legal compliance and administrative aspects of the business.
Responsibilities: Overall management of the Company, Administration and Finance.

Dermot
Dermot O'Leary

Managing Director

Role: Managing Director
Length of Service: 50 years
Experience:Managing Director for the past 20 years. Dermot has also served as chairman and board member of many high profile companies including Aer Rianta and CIE.
Responsibilities: Overall management of the Company.

Jarlath
Jarlath O'Leary

Operations Director

Role: Operations Director
Length of Service: 25 years
Experience: Jarlath has extensive managerial, contractual, and technical experience including CAD-3D through total immersion in the Crane Hire business.
Responsibilities: Operational issues including crane supply, operation, planning and maintenance. Human Resources, Statutory and Insurance issues relating to the mobile crane fleet and drivers.