SafeCrane has been created by the Crane Association of New Zealand (Inc.) to provide guidance on how to create a safe workplace for cranes.
We know there is a lot of information spread over a large number of sources out there and so we have placed the majority of those resources in one area to assist you in making your workplace a safer place.
Access those resources here
Safe crane operation
"Human error" the greatest cause of crane accidents
Cranes are dynamic machines. They demand and deserve the respect and safety consciousness of everyone associated with their use, maintenance and operation.
People are the biggest influence on safe working conditions. The single most important factor in preventing injury and death on the job is having competent and reliable personnel, who are safety conscious.
Competent and reliable people are those who:
Have acquired through a combination of qualifications, training or experience the knowledge & skill to perform the task required;
Have you hired a crane or do you work in the crane industry?
The follow files outline your responsibilities in New Zealand and how you can help make a safer work environment for cranes:
Information for Crane Operators Returning from Overseas
Returning from overseas and want to know if your overseas qualifications are valid?
Your overseas qualifications are not recognized in New Zealand, however your skills and competency are.
It is recommended that you firstly seek an employer; Click for a list of potential employees.
Secondly, request a competency assessment from the potential employer. This will show the employer that you know your stuff and have the practical skills to do the job.
Thirdly, Have your potential employer register you for New Zealand qualifications.
Click for New Zealand qualifications