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 (1st Qtr 2019) has been released with updated stats on the construction crane sector. Auckland surpasses USA cities for number of cranes, and nationally we have reached an all time high
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.
Current Lobby and Advocacy Work
The Health & Safety in Employment Regulations 1995
Pressure Equipment, Cranes and Passenger Ropeway Regulations 1999
Approved Code of Practice for Cranes 2009 Update
Licencing of High Risk Occupations
Temporary Work Visa reform
Aligning immigration with employment and skills on a regional basis
Discussions on use of the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Statistics NZ Standard Classification of Occupational Codes (ANZSCO) as basis for Skills Short Lists
Moving from ANZSCO to ARIA (a concept and classification management system)
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
2019 Crane Conference
We look forward to seeing you at this 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, and a trade show.
Thanks to our sponsors. View them here
New Lift Plan for Truck-Loader Cranes and Clash Prevention Agreement on Crane Shop
A new truck-loader crane lift plan resource has been added to the Crane Shop to compliment the existing suite of lift plans and a Clash Prevention Agreement for cranes working in close proximity on work sites.
Read more here
Small Businesses at risk because of Unilateral Deferred Payment Practices
Many small businesses are being financially penalised by the practice of some large corporates not paying their invoices for 90 days plus. Known as Unilateral Deferred Payment, this practice puts small businesses at risk of going under due to cash flow. The Government is going to consult soon on creating legal protection for small businesses over this practice.
CANZ Office - where we are.
New CEO Starts
It is with pleasure that I introduce my successor Sally Dunbar as the CEO of the Crane Association of New Zealand.
The business acumen of Sally Dunbar stands her in good stead with her slogan “together we’ll get things done” rings true, her drive, passion, dedication and hard work leading to results in all facets of her life.
With a career background since 2001 in change management, project management, ISO9001 accreditation, sponsorship, industry training and business leadership Mrs Dunbar has worked with some large finance and utility organisations over the years.
More recently, she was General Manager for the NZ Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS), over a four-year period.
During her time with NZIBS, she set out a vision of change improvement, and lead improvements in communication, engagement with the wider industry and introducing informative newsletters / social medium channels. Other key initiatives included working with external providers to turn training modules into a structured Diploma in Building Surveying ISO9001:2015 and latterly a Certificate in Residential Property Inspection ISO9001:2015, which greatly assisted the recruitment of new members. She undertook ISO9001 training, to become the ISO9001 internal auditor for NZIBS. She also developed and implemented a structured mentoring workshop programme for the transitional members, which provided the support to new members and acted as part of the journey to becoming a full member. NZIBS greatly benefited from Sally’s drive and networking abilities, leading to much-welcomed sponsorship and having the added benefit of raising the profile of NZIBS and its members. All of this whilst also being the manager, marketer and organiser of CPD events, the NZIBS mid-year training day and greatly enhanced end of year conference, which improved noticeably under Sally’s time.
Sally also has owned several businesses, including the HER Business Network – Women in Business franchises (part-time) in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin and has been National Business Manager for the NZ Her Business Network owned and operated by clothing designer, publisher and entrepreneur Annah Stretton, Stretton Publishing.
She won the New Zealand Her Business Network of the Year Award (2009/2010) twice and was a finalist in 2012 - New Zealand Outstanding Business Leader.
Her devotion alone saw her grow the networks tenfold, from a membership of 197 initially in 2007 to 2377 today (Wgtn). Nationwide, the database sits at almost 11,000, this includes her three LinkedIn sites, where she blogs on a regular basis.
As if Ms Dunbar isn’t busy enough, she also supports a myriad of not-for-profit organisations, and she is actively involved as Chair for FOSPC – Friends of St Patrick’s College, Wellington.
She’s has helped run numerous charity events, raising over $55k for hospice, $48k for the RSPCA and more $67k for Seatoun School, over a period of seven years. And will continue to help local charities where possible.
This year to help her continue her personal learning journey, she is undertaking her Master of Advanced Leadership Practice (MALP), Massey University.
In everything she does, she says the bottom line is that people and relationships are everything, which is why she chose “together we’ll get things done” as her mantra. Working in collaboration is incredibly important and ensures sustainability in today’s business environment.
and now a few words from Sally
I am delighted to have been offered this role, as CEO for the Cranes Association of NZ (CANZ). I was pleased that I could continue my tenure within the construction industry, having come from the NZ Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS). The construction industry is one of my key passions, where I can utilise my key skills, energy, a focus towards industry training and build a wonderful community.
I look forward to growing the organisation, networking and meeting each of you, over the coming weeks and at the up and coming conference, in July 2019.
Please feel free to contact me at E: CEO@cranes.org.nz or via M: 021 432 711.
Skills Job Match
If you are looking for a crane operator or dogman trainee, a free new service is available to help you find one called Job Match!
With the growth in the construction sector, Industry has asked for this service to be offered, and this is provided by Skills (the Industry Training Organisation) in the Specialist Trades area of Cranes, Electrical; Plumbing, Gasfitting & Drainlaying; Roofing; Scaffolding; and Electronic Security.
If you have a successful way to find trainees, Job Match is not here to replace that – but if needing help, Job Match will do their best to match a trainee to you to employ and train.
If this is of interest to you download the employer registration form (it’s an interactive PDF, so type in, save it and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org ). Where it says ‘Apprentices’, of course, ‘Trainee’ applies to you!
If you’ve any queries please contact email@example.com or 0508 SKILLS (0508 754 557) or find out more about Job Match here.
Jobs for Dogmen and Crane Operators
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
Operator Shortages and Training Pathways for School Leavers
The following was aired on New Zealand's TV1 news on Friday 11th January 2019
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.