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
The 2017 Skills Awards were presented at the Annual Crane Conference and the following were the recipients.
Crane Trainee of the Year: Henry Heta (Prolift Crane Hire)
Crane Trainer of the Year: Lee Liddelow (HEB Construction)
Private Training Establishment Trainer of the Year: Norman Kete (Safety'n'Action
Crane Leader of the Year: Rod Auton (Crane Association of New Zealand Inc)
nderwriting Agencies of New Zealand Ltd.
Mobile Plant Protection
UANZ is he newly formed New Zealand subsiderary of UAA, one of the largest and most reputable crane insurers in Australia and New Zealand with over 40 years of knowledge and understanding of the crane and lifting industry.
See more here
Intelligent Printing and Communication Services
NZ Print Ltd is a privately owned printing company offering your business intelligent end-to-end printing solutions including print, design, assembly, collation, storage and dispatch services.
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Skills helps New Zealanders gain the skills they need for growth and success in their workplace.
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The latest New Zealand Crane Index has been released with udated stats on the construction crane sector.
Read more here
Association Events Calendar
Events in 2017
New Guidance Notes on Crane Stability and Ground Pressure
The Crane Association of New Zealand and the Crane industry Council of Australia have jointly produced a guidance paper on crane stability and ground pressure considerations.
Crane Council 2017-18
The Crane Council elected at the 2017 Conference is as follows:
Tony Gibson (Waikato Crane Services) President
Tristan Williams (Lyttelton Port of Christchurch) Vice President
Scott McLeod (McLeod Cranes) Immediate Past President
Jan Coton (Titan Cranes) Councillor
Stephen Broomfield (Ancon Building) Councillor
Warren Rogers (Fletchers Construction) Councillor
Malcolm McWhannell (Brian Perry Civil) Councillor
Gary Priestly (Gaprie Ltd) Associate Representative
Roger Sullivan (RML) Associate Representative
Karl Sutton (Skills) ITO Representative
Life Membership & Weighload Trophy
Life membership was awarded to:
The Weighload Trophy was awarded for services to the Association to Ron Brown
A Big Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors 2017
Drivers of mobile cranes exempt from maintaining a logbook
The Land Transport Rule worktime and logbook amendment 2009 was issued on the 1st April 2009 and provides an exemption by vehicle type through inserting an amendment to Clause 4.4 of the Rule by inserting the following subclause:
"4.4(9) The driver of a mobile crane does not have to maintain a logbook. [Note: "Mobile Crane" is a defined term.]"
Read the full amendment 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
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
2018 Crane Conference
The 2018 Annual Crane Conference is to be held at the Grand Millennium Hotel in Auckland 18-20th July 2018
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.