Lift planning and engineering

More than just crane hire

Universal Cranes Lift planning and engineering

Complex Lift Planning and Engineering Expertise

Universal Cranes provides more than just crane hire - we are lift planning and engineering experts. We have a highly experienced in-house engineering team for any level of technical demands. Whether for a confined site area, avoiding above ground obstacles, complex shaped loads, or complicated rigging arrangements – Universal Cranes can carry out site inspections and analyse conditions in AutoCAD (2D) or Inventor (3D) to find the best lifting solution.



The Universal Cranes fleet is supported by our experienced team of project managers / engineers / OEM trained operators and mechanics. Our commitment to safety means our engineers service projects with any lift engineering required, preparation of lift plans, lift studies, and design of special rigging arrangements and method planning.

You can trust Universal Cranes for all your lifting requirements including a range of cranes / transport packages, interaction at planning phase during a  tender process, expert knowledge, project schedule advice and consultation including recommendations on timing of interactions with other plant.


As an organisation, we support growth and promotion of employees within our own company and group of companies globally. We have staff that started with us as maintenance workers who are now in managerial roles. Some of our staff have moved internally across our group of companies in Australia, New Zealand, Guam, Papa New Guinea and New Caledonia.

We have a large team of safe, competent personnel with global lifting, heavy lift, engineering, transport and logistic experience. Universal Cranes promotes fairness, trust and inclusivity across all our branches and depots. Our workforce is made up of employees from all backgrounds and walks of life from all around the world.


Safety sits at the heart of everything we do. Universal Cranes’ number one priority is planning and delivering safe lifting solutions resulting in zero harm. Every lift we complete takes into consideration the safety of your team and ours, as well as the wider public, to ensure we always deliver a solution that gets the job done safely.

We have an AS/NZS 4801 and ISO 9001 certified health, safety system, which provides a compliance framework for risk and hazard management.