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.
Notice is hereby given of the CANZ Annual Special General meeting 2020
Due to the disruptions caused by COVID-19, and the New Zealand Government declaring a national emergency, it was the view of the Crane Association of New Zealand (CANZ) Council that the impact on the Country and the crane industry would be significant. As such the CANZ Council cancelled the 2020 Annual General Meeting and Conference and will be holding the next Association Annual General Meeting and Conference on 14 – 16 July 2021, at Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton.
With the above in mind, the Council has opted for an electronic postal vote to enable the Association to comply with its legal obligation to send the approved Audited Accounts and the Annual Report to the Registrar of Incorporated Societies, and to defer the remainder of the annual agenda to the 2021 Annual General Meeting and Conference.
Documentation which relates to the up-and-coming CANZ Special General Meeting postal vote deadline being Thursday 23 July 2020, 5pm, was released to CANZ members on Wednesday 1 July 2020.
The Crane Association of New Zealand will hold a Special General Meeting Q & A online meeting zoom session, on Tuesday 14 July 2020, 8am. This is available to members, who may have questions after receiving the CANZ Special General meeting electronic postal voting information on the 1 July 2020.
Notice is hereby given of the CTNZ Annual Special meeting 2020
Notice is hereby given of the Special General Meeting of Crane Training New Zealand Ltd to be held online, on Thursday 30 July, 8 am. Documentation will be released to all CANZ members on 3 July 2020. If you wish to attend the online meeting, please send an email to, E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently asked questions that may answer your query.
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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: July 2020
Word from the President
We’re in the thick of winter now, with the shortest day only a couple of weeks behind us.
That also means we’re a few weeks out from the General Election – a rather important one due to the significant economic downturn the country now finds itself in.
However, it seems our industry has survived relatively unscathed. By that I mean, businesses are extremely busy catching up on the void created by the lockdown.
There are even signs on the horizon that the catch-up phase is probably coming towards an end and that the industry will return to business as usual for the foreseeable future.
And with our schedules ramping up again, it’s a timely reminder to encourage you all to check out the Association’s online CTNZ shop.
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.