Applications for Crane Permit
As of 31st May 2021 companies and contractors who require to operate cranes and lifting equipment within 10 nautical mile of Southampton Airport Limited and at heights of more than 10 metres or that of surrounding structures or trees must in the first instance notify the CAA and complete the online Crane Notification Form (DAP1924). The CAA will then notify the airport. We will check whether the crane falls within our area for safeguarding and if it does, carry out an assessment. In some circumstances, a more detailed assessment will be required and could extend the time taken to grant a permit. A charge will be required in this case, the cost of which will be determined on a case by case basis.
The CAA recommends initial contact using the notification at least eight weeks before the erection of the crane.
The CAA also recognises that there are times when very little notice is given to the crane user therefore additional notification timescales have been created as follows:
1.PLANNED LONG-TERM PROJECTS: Notification to be sent to the CAA at least eight weeks (40 working days) before the erection of the crane. The CAA will then identify parties that may be affected by the crane and inform the crane user and affected parties about the next steps.
2.AD-HOC PROJECTS: Notification to be sent to the CAA not later than 5 working days in advance. The CAA will then identify parties that may be affected by the crane and inform the crane user and the affected parties about the next steps.
3.UNFORESEEN AND URGENT PROJECTS: If there is an unforeseen and urgent requirement to erect a crane within 5 working days from the notification, the crane user is required to contact Southampton Airport by completing a crane permit application form and emailing it to SOUSAFEGUARD@SOUTHAMPTONAIRPORT.COM. The CAA Crane Notification Form (DAP1924) form must then be completed and submitted to the CAA as soon as possible and advise that Southampton Airport has been contacted and the reason for less than 5 working days’ notice.
2020 Permit Charges
- Standard Crane Permit - £170
- Crane Permit (within 48 hours) - £280
- Crane Permit (within 24 hours) - £390
- Site Wide Crane Permit (More than 2 locations) - POA
- Extension - £60
- Other safeguarding services POA. All prices exl VAT.
Note if the crane is operating further than the 6km range of Southampton Airport, the notification form should still be submitted to the CAA, who will process such notifications at the earliest opportunity.
Please be aware any crane erected without a positive response received from the CAA or Southampton Airport may be considered a hazard to air navigation and such a crane operates at the crane user’s risk of endangering the safety of an aircraft.