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Hird Ltd

Hird Ltd Contact Details

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Mr Carl Cooper
127-143 English Street
England UK

About Hird Ltd

Trading for over 35 years HIRD have extensive experience in many forms of lifting & moving equipment hire and sales.

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We hire an extensive range of aerial work platforms suitable for many applications – electric and diesel scissors, electric and diesel boom lifts (Cherry Pickers), track mounted booms and push-around low level access. We deliver (and collect) to your site and can also provide IPAF approved training.
  • Diesel Booms
  • Diesel Scissors
  • Bi-Energy
  • Electric Booms
  • Electric Scissors
  • Personnel / Mast Booms
  • Spider Booms
Glass Lifting
Hird has established itself as a leading provider of glass handling has glass lifting services in the UK. We provide a comprehensive range of glazing robots, glass vacuum lifters, and glass handling accessories, such as glazing trolleys, vacuum cups and glazing slings.

Hird is the UK and Ireland authorised distributor for Winlet glazing robots, which are among the most advanced and capable glazing robots available in the UK. They are designed to lift, carry and place glass panels with complete safety and precision.
  • Glass Vacuum Lifters
  • Glazing Robots
  • Counter Balance Floor Cranes
  • Trolleys & Accessories
  • Glazing Manipulators
  • Stone Lifters
Our range of glass handing equipment and glass vacuum lifter attachments is often used in conjunction with machines from our fleet of Valla pick and carry mini cranes, Maeda mini cranes and UNIC tracked spider cranes. All our glass handling equipment is available for hire, with operator support. We also provide glazing robot, glass vacuum lifter and mini crane operator training, so you can complete your glass handling project efficiently and safely.

Mini Cranes
Hird is the UK and Ireland distributor for Valla mini cranes, a leading Italian manufacturer, known around the world for quality, innovation and the ability to provide bespoke design to meet specific lifting needs. Valla mini cranes in now part of the Manitex International Group, a global leader in industrial lifting solutions, giving it a global reach, financial stability and access to impressive technological support.

Types of mini crane
Mini cranes, like the ones in Hird’s mini crane hire fleet, are among the most sophisticated lifting machines developed in the world today.

The desire to deliver impressive lifting capacity while keeping machine weight to a minimum, means mini cranes of all types – including pick and carry cranes and spider cranes – get a huge amount of technology into a small package. Safety, flexibility, and reliability are all key priorities in mini crane design.

Pick and carry cranes
Pick and carry mini cranes are designed to provide mobile lifting and carrying support for a range of commercial and industrial needs. They are often referred to as compact cranes, as they are designed to take up as small a space as possible – and so can worked and be moved around in confined areas. Pick and carry mini cranes are designed to provide lifting support in a wide range of environments.

They work in:
  • foundries
  • mechanical and electrical maintenance
  • glass installation
  • construction
  • railway depots and maintenance
  • power stations
  • facilities management
Hird Training
Hird Training has been delivering health & safety training courses for local and national companies for over 35 years. Hird has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the manufacturing, production and construction industries.

Over this time, our highly motivated and qualified team of instructors has successfully trained more than 32,000 users of mini cranes, powered access, forklift trucks and other machinery. Hird training can help fulfil your legal and health & safety training requirements.

All of our courses bring a wealth of benefits including:
  • Improved productivity through better knowledge
  • Reduced accident levels through safer working practices
  • Increased staff moral leading to better staff retention
  • Enhanced company reputation
At Hird Training we pride ourselves at providing the very best in training and facilities. We are fully accredited to deliver courses endorsed by national and international awarding bodies are accepted by the United Contractors Group as being the industry standard. Whether you are looking for IPAF training, PASMA training, CPCS training or CPCS testing, Hird Training will provide you with the first class services you expect.

Training courses are carried out at one of the purpose built Hird training centres or at your own site, if facilities are suitable. Most courses can be tailored to suit production requirements and business needs.



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