The Association places a great deal of importance on training and safety and has succeeded in raising the standards of operation and efficiency across the face of the crane industry.
By supporting its members in these and other operational objectives the New Zealand crane industry has become an international benchmark of success in these areas.
Thinking of becoming a crane operator?
Cranes play a massive role in New Zealand’s construction sector. By becoming a crane operator you’ll play a direct role in building up New Zealand’s infrastructure. Whether it’s lifting structures into place, moving heavy loads, or unloading containers from trucks – wherever there is development, there is a need for skilled crane operators.
Crane operators use cranes to move large, heavy objects. This can include materials on construction sites, containers on wharves, and heavy parts in factories.
There’s lots of coordination and communication on the job – you’re not the only one on the job! Whether you’re operating the crane itself or you’re on the ground directing the crane, it’s all about the team working together effectively.
On any given day you could be:
As you become more experienced, you’ll be able to progress to higher level roles, such as foreperson, supervisor, health and safety advisor, or project manager.
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Skills has specified competency standards in all areas of crane operations to assist New Zealand Industries to reduce workplace accidents and boost productivity.
Skills has been working with the crane industry and the following is a short video on training in the Crane Industry.