A safe and sustainable crane industry
providing service to our community.
To provide one clear voice, advocating with regulators,
authorities and industry partners to provide a safe and
efficient crane industry for our members and our community.
Code of Ethics
The Crane Association has a Code of Ethics that members must abide by. That Code of Ethics endorses the professionalism of members of the Association.
The Code of Ethics can be read >> here
NZTA Bridge Maps
Indicative crane access maps have been developed by NZTA to identify bridge constraints for information purposes for the crane industry. These will enable crane operators to identify bridge's status when planning routes to and from worksites. They are available on the NZTA Maphub >> here.
Lobbying and Advocacy
Lobbying forms an important part of our role in representing the New Zealand cranes industry. As construction is a large contributor to the national GDP, the value of cranes to the nation means that we punch above our weight as the building and infrastructure sectors are totally reliant on cranes.
We can lobby local and central government as a collective voice and champion policies that allow our members in the crane industry to succeed.
Current Lobby and Advocacy Work
SafeCrane has been created by the Crane Association of New Zealand (Inc.) to provide guidance on how to create a safe workplace for cranes.
Resources are available for:
This website is your one-stop shop for information about cranes.
Go to SafeCrane website.
The Crane Training New Zealand Shop - are you looking for resources for the construction and crane sector, then you have come to the right place!
The number one resource for Crane Operators in New Zealand is the New Zealand Crane Safety Manual. You can purchase the manual from Crane Training New Zealand Shop.
Lift Planning is one of the best tools a Crane Operator can use for assigning responsibility, checking for foreseeable hazards and addressing risks on site.
The Crane Association produces a number of lift plans and rigging plans available for businesses to use as part of their process. You can purchase these plans from Crane Training New Zealand shop.
Join today - Crane Association Members receive a discount on the purchase price.
CANZ Lift Planning Guide
The Crane Association of NZ is proud to provide you the following Lift Planning Guide.
Not sure what type of plan you need?
We have produced this guide to help make Lift Planning easier for you and your team. You can purchase the Lift Planning tools discussed in this guide from www.shop.cranes.org.nz.
To download the guide, simply click on the below image.
TODAY’S FUEL SAVINGS - to access member fuel discounts, apply here >> https://apply.z.co.nz/
Fuel prices have never been lower since 2010 and with the Association discount added on this means considerable savings across our member's fleets.
As a member, you may already have a discount but compare your current savings with the potential savings from the Associations Caltex Fuel Programme.
View current and historical fuel prices here.
Premier Business Partner Sponsor
We are proud to share that Skills Organisation is our Premier Business Partner Sponsor for 2020.
CANZ Annual Special General meeting 2020 update
The Council is pleased to announce that the members have unanimously voted in favour, supporting the items and remits in the Crane Association of New Zealand (CANZ) Special General Meeting Postal vote, on Thursday 23 July 2020.
I would like to thank all those members who voted. This enables your association to progress forward dealing with our industries issues.
CTNZ Annual Special meeting 2020 update
On Thursday 30 July 2020, we successfully held the Crane Training New Zealand (CTNZ) Special General meeting. Minutes from this meeting are now available.
Frequently asked questions that may answer your query.
>> Read more <<
Crane Association of New Zealand COVID-19 information
Please go to the CANZ COVID-19 webpage, for all updates relating to COVID-19.
Word from the President: September 2020
Let me start firstly by acknowledging the industry’s adaptability during the ever-present elephant in the room and its latest community transmission.
Despite having Auckland’s Alert Level ratcheted up to 3 in August – and the rest of the country to 2 – I know
members and crane operators are carrying on as best they can.
They continue to do our industry a service by cementing our strength during uncertain times.
However, it did mean we had a disrupted Council meeting on August 13 due to COVID-19, changing the venue to the now tried and true Zoom meeting place instead of the preferred face-to-face meeting.
To read further, click here.
2021 Crane Conference and Trade Exhibition
Crane Association of New Zealand Conference 2021
We welcome you to join us at the Crane Association of New Zealand Conference and trade exhibition 2021 on Wednesday 14 – Friday 16 July 2021 at the Claudelands Event Centre, Hamilton.
To learn more, please contact the Crane Association of NZ on E: email@example.com
CANZ Conference 2021: Sponsorship prospectus: NOW AVAILABLE
To learn more, please contact CANZ on E: firstname.lastname@example.org or through our Event Organiser, James Chatterley on E: James@eventdynamics.co.nz.
Looking for a job in the New Zealand crane industry then check out our job portal here.
Thinking of becoming a crane operator?
Awesome! We’ve got the info you need right here.
Crane operators love working with heavy machinery, working in teams, and have good hand-eye coordination. If this sounds like a great way to spend your working day, you could have a bright future as a crane operator.
Work outdoors instead of being stuck in the same office all day. As your career grows, you’ll have more freedom and flexibility in your schedule to fit in more time for the things that matter, such as family, hobbies, and interests.
To learn more, select our training webpage.
What the Association Does?
The Crane Association of New Zealand Inc is the national trade association for companies that operate or hire cranes and offer ancillary services relating to the crane industry.
The Association acts as a conduit between the members, the regulators and the training providers to provide leadership in crane industry best practice. It facilitates the highest standards of workplace safety, and promotes the premise that all crane operators must be trained, competent and are qualified on the equipment they are operating in the work environment.
To achieve this, the association works closely with its members, the government departments and agencies, Industry Training Organisations (ITO) as well as other associations and stakeholders.
Joining the Association
If in your business you are using any of the following types of crane or supply the crane industry, then join the association and be recognised as a leader in the industry:
You can find out more about joining the association here.
Benefits of Membership
Financial Members of the Association receive the following benefits:
Services Our Members Offer
Our services include the following:
While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this document is complete and accurate, the Crane Association of New Zealand Inc does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information or that this information is suitable for use in every situation. The Association, and its directors and officers, do not accept any responsibility or liability arising directly or indirectly from or in conjunction with your use or reliance on this information, or from any omission in the information.