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Crane Conference a Success

The 2014 JLT/QBE Crane Conference in Queenstown was judged by many to have been one of the best with a great selection of speakers and exciting networking functions culminating in the Liebherr conference dinner on the Friday night. We were privileged to have three of the original members, Bill McIntosh, Barry Dinan and Bill Houlker who were foundation members back in 1975. The notes from the 2014 conference can be read here

Original Members

Original member Barry Dinan and Ramona Darwin
at the Association conference dinner

New Membership Category

At the Annual General Meeting this year the membership approved the introduction of a new membership category. This new category is for individuals who have retired from the industry and those who currently work in the industry but don’t own or manage cranes. These members will not be eligible for the Council nor will they any voting rights

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The Association is currently working on a number of projects

  • VDAM Rule
  • Health & Safety in Employment Act review
  • Training – Unit Standards review
  • Crane Weight Certification
  • Crane Operator Certificate of Competence
  • Updating the website
  • Updating Association Rules

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Training and Resources

The Crane Association of New Zealand (Inc.) is a leading advocate of crane training in New Zealand. Our byline is Raising the Standard of Operation and Safety across the crane industry. To achieve this we are pushing Safety and Training. For Training Resources and further information see this section.

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Technology Developments Advancing the Crane Industry

All crane companies are looking to maximise their capability by reducing gross mass of their cranes so that they can get a better return on their investment. Rising compliance costs are not helping although incident statistics don't justify the cost. This where technology can make the difference. Two Italian companies have joined forces to build a carbon fibre jib/boom extension for telescopic
Highest Standard - Safety First