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.
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.
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.
Premier Business Partner Sponsor
We are proud to share that Skills Organisation is our Premier Business Partner Sponsor for 2020.
CANZ Safety Alert: Fly Jib
To view the CANZ Safety Alert - Fly Job >> CLICK HERE <<
Crane Association of New Zealand COVID-19 information
Please go to the CANZ COVID-19 webpage, for all updates relating to COVID-19.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) MoH update
As you are likely aware, cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) have now been identified in New Zealand as the virus continues to travel the globe.
The Ministry of Health’s current advice is that with continued vigilance, the chance of widespread community outbreak is expected to remain low.
However, to achieve this, we all have a role to play in minimising the spread of COVID-19 and the best preventative steps we can take are:
- Washing our hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and drying them thoroughly.
- Avoiding touching our eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoiding sharing anything that has come in contact with saliva in either our living, working or social environments.
- Staying at home if we are sick and seeking medical attention.
- Covering any cough or sneeze with a tissue, then disposing of the tissue.
- Having adequate sleep and eating well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system.
It is also important that we care and support all members of our community, especially if some are ultimately impacted by COVID-19 in some way.
The Ministry of Health website at www.health.govt.nz is the best source of information for New Zealand and they update this information regularly. Or please view the official government COVID-19 website.
Crane Association of NZ Conference 2020 update: COVID-19
CANZ Conference 2020 update as of 17 March 2020. Or please refer to the CANZ Conference 2020 webpage.
CANZ Conference 2020: Sponsorship prospectus: NOW AVAILABLE
To learn more, please contact CANZ on E: email@example.com or through our Event Organiser, James Chatterley on E: James@eventdynamics.co.nz.
2020 Crane Conference
We look forward to seeing you at the CANZ Conference 2020, at Claudelands in Hamilton 22 - 24th July 2020. The conference event date is on hold due to COVID-19.
Registrations open and the programme will be available for the Crane Association of New Zealand Conference 2020 - TBA.
CANZ Award nominations open: TBA and nominations close at the end of June 2020.
Word from the President: April 2020
Welcome to yet another monthly newsletter, one in which you’ll read during our country’s most unsettling time as we continue with our nationwide Covid-19 lockdown.
So, I will be brief.
This pandemic is unprecedented – as many of you will appreciate – for two reasons: one; the impacts this global pandemic will have on our health and wellbeing, and two; the economic repercussions.
The environment has changed rapidly, and I expect it to continue for a while yet. So, we have prepared COVID-19-specific content for this newsletter to address some of your concerns..
Alongside that, if we follow the Government’s official advice – to also stay safe and be kind – then I hope we will come out the other side relatively intact.
To read further, click here.
Looking for a job in the New Zealand crane industry then check out our job portal here.
TODAY’S FUEL SAVINGS Log in or Join to access member fuel discounts
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.
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.
Benefits of Membership
Financial Members of the Association receive the following benefits:
Services Our Members Offer
Our services include the following:
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.
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.