Heavy Lifting


Special Purpose Fork Lift Trucks


  • Special Purpose Fork Lift Trucks

  • Versalift and Trilifter Machines

  • Hydraulic Gantries

Heavy Plant Lifting & Installation, Special Purpose Fork Lift Trucks

Sparrows Installation Services work closely with our parent company Sparrow Crane Hire using their comprehensive fleet of modern mobile cranes ranging from 8 tonne to 200 tonne capacity together with Mini Cranes, Self Erecting Tower cranes and Starlifter Cranes sited at strategic locations within the UK.

Where standard mobile crane lifts are unsuitable we can call on specialist heavy lifting machinery such as Special Purpose Fork Lift Trucks, Hydraulic Gantries, Versalift and Trilifter Machines to move those heavy loads where normal crane access is restricted.

  • Special Purpose Fork Lift Trucks
  • Hydraulic Gantries
  • Versalift and Trilifter Machines

Heavy Lifting

aircraft craned onto truck

aircraft crane

aircraft crane

Plane positioned for lift

aircraft lift into storage

plane hoisted into place

plane in storage


  • Full Health and Safety procedures regularly monitored
  • Accreditations for :-
  • SMAS (a worksafe contractor)
  • Constructiononline (a UK Government Certification Service)
  • RISQS (Verified)
  • UVDB (Qualified)
  • Safe Contractor (Approved)
  • CPA collective mark
  • aba (Workplace Transport)
  • CPCS (Competence Scheme)
  • Accredited for NPORS training both at our test centres and at your site. This is not only for lifting operations but also lots of other categories of heavy plant.


  • Considerable experience and know-how in mechanical handling equipment, specialist erection, dismantling and heavy lifting & moving.
  • With an established CPCS Test Centre and CSkills Awards Centre (for NVQs) started in the 70’s you can feel confident you are in safe hands.
  • We can guide your operators through the CPCS card scheme
  • We have our own qualified and experienced operators should you require them.
  • You can rely on us :-
  • We can provide unique lifting solutions, above or below ground… even afloat.
  • We have a large fleet of vehicles that suit all types of terrain
  • Onsite training to CPCS & NPORS standard