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
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 Conference 2020: Event 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.
There are lots on offer this year;
- The only opportunity in the year to have a large number of Crane Industry decision-makers under the one roof
- High calibre of plenary Crane Industry-specific speakers
- Several workshop sessions dedicated to technical and business advice
- Largest outdoor Crane Display in New Zealand
2020 Crane Conference
We look forward to seeing you at next year's conference to be held at Claudelands in Hamilton 22 - 24th July 2020.
Registrations open and the programme will be available for the Crane Association of New Zealand Conference 2020 early March 2020.
CANZ Award nominations open on 1 March 2020, and nominations close at the end of June 2020.
Word from the President: December 2019
Wow, where did the year go? With the last month of the year upon us – and hopefully a stunning summer – this will be my final column for 2019.
There isn’t much to comment on that I and others haven’t done so in past newsletters, but I’ll do my best to raise the bar (excuse the pun).
The Council had a meeting last month where we discussed the Association’s and industry’s achievements, as well as the challenges that have arisen. While we haven’t made any more progress on those obstacles, we’re confident their journeys will come to end in the new year.
However, with this in mind, another concern has piqued our interest – mainly, Sitesafe’s work with Construction Health & Safety NZ (CHASNZ) around the variations in requirements for people to gain access to sites and other construction work areas.
To read the full article, click here.
NEW 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.
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.