Crane Operation Training

After an industry review with, many of the crane unit standards have been updated. AMS Group strive to keep at the forefront of industry changes and as such will adopt the newest version of these units from May 1st 2018. In some cases the pre-requisite requirements will be updated.

Crane Training from a Specialist Company

AMS Group specialises in the delivery of crane training has a broad range of courses available Nationwide. Training can be delivered on site using your equipment or you can book any one of a number of public crane training courses.

Untrained operators using cranes or lifting equipment are exposing themselves, the public and their employer to significant risk. As an employer, you have obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 to train and supervise your workers under the General Regulations to ensure that workers do not cause harm to themselves or other people.

NZ's Leading Crane Training Organisation

Unit standard based training delivered by an accredited training establishment is generally recommended as the minimum requirement by WorkSafe NZ. WorkSafe NZ publish the Cranes - Approved Code of Practice.  Any training needs be supported by a robust company health and safety policy and detailed operating procedures for the specified equipment. 

Tailored Solutions

Utilising our experienced NZQA accredited assessors and a network of specialist contractors AMS Group will provide your business with practical, tailored unit standard based crane training which will help keep  your workers safe and your business compliant.

AMS Group specialises in the delivery of crane training.  There are 9 courses available:

‚ÄčTraining can be delivered on site or there are options for truck loader crane courses and gantry courses  to be delivered at branches, numbers permitting. Please see the course schedule for public crane training courses available.

Types of Training Available

Short courses are specifically designed around coaching and assessment. Other options are available if you are looking to increase the capability within your team or to assess their capability against industry best practice. 

Coaching and Assessment

Coaching and assessment is the standard framework of the short courses. The short course content is specifically designed for trainees that have industry experience and work with the industry and on the machinery being used every day.


Training is about up-skilling team members to ensure that they will be able to gain the experience to be ready for unit standard based assessment in the future.  This is not a substitute for coaching and assessment as training is a prerequisite to any unit standard assessment being carried out.

Refresher Training

Refresh the unit standards already obtained. Onsite bookings can include a combination of refresher training and unit standard assessment. Talk to us about how this can work for your organisation.

Operational Evaluation (verification of currency)

Assessment of the skill and capability within teams against best practice and code of practice in line with operational procedures.  Verification of currency can also be used to assess skills obtained where this is a prerequisite to other more advanced unit standard options.

If you would like to understand more about the training options available for crane training and what will work best for you team and for your operation, please contact AMS Group for more information.