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
Ridley Levitt Bucknall Crane Index
The latest New Zealand Crane Index (3rd Qtr 2018) has been released with updated stats on the construction crane sector.
Read more 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.
Passing of Betty Martyn
It is with regret that we announce the passing of Betty Martyn, wife of Life Member Winston Martyn. Details are as follows:
Elizabeth Anne (Betty):
Peacefully on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at Timaru Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Dearly loved wife and soul mate of Winston. Adored mother and mother-in-law of Christopher and Dianne (Australia), Nicola and Stan van Heeswyck (Timaru), Karen Williams (Timaru), and the late Andrew. Cherished Nana of Joshua, Amber, Natasha, Stacey, Benjamin, Kaitlin, and Abbey and Great-Nan of Baxter, Elise, and Maddox. Loving sister of Janet, Marie and Bev, and sister-in-law, aunty and friend to so many. A service to celebrate Betty's life will be held at Aoraki Funeral Services Chapel, 160 Mountain View Rd, Timaru on Monday, November 26, at 1.00pm, followed by interment at Timaru Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to St John Ambulance will be gratefully accepted and can be left at the service. Messages to 76 Pukatea St, Highfield, Timaru, 7910.
Donations can be made online at www.stjohn.org.nz
Our thoughts are with Winston and the family at this time. RIP Betty
The 2018 Annual Crane Conference is over and we look forward to next year's conference to be held at the Marlborough Conference Centre in Blenheim 17th - 19th July 2019.
Included in the conference will be a crane display, a trade show and a cruise up the Sounds.
Take a len's eye look at the 2018 Annual Conference.
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
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 Royalty of all Trades
“A Crane Operator (The Royalty of all Trades) dies in a car accident on his 50th birthday and finds himself at the Pearly Gates to heaven. A brass band is playing, the angels are singing a beautiful hymn, there is a huge crowd cheering and shouting his name, and absolutely everyone wants to shake his hand.
Just when he thinks things can't possibly get any better, Saint Peter himself runs over, apologises for not greeting him personally at the Pearly Gates, shakes his hand, and says, "Congratulations son, we've been waiting a long time for you."
Totally confused and a little embarrassed, the Crane Operator sheepishly looks at Saint Peter and says "Saint Peter, I tried to lead a God fearing life, I loved my family, I tried to obey the 10 Commandments, but congratulations for what? I honestly don't remember doing anything really special when I was alive. Is it because I'm a Crane Operator?”
"Congratulations for what?" says Saint Peter, totally amazed at the man's modesty.
"We are celebrating the fact that you lived to be 160 years old! God himself wants to see you!"
The Crane Operator is awestruck and can only look at Saint Peter with his mouth wide open. When he regains his power of speech, he looks up at Saint Peter and says "Saint Peter, I lived my life in the eternal hope that when I died I would be judged by God and be found to be worthy, but I only lived to be 50."
"That's simply impossible son," says Saint Peter, "We've added up all your time sheets."
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.