Our 2021 Crane Survey Results are in!



Find out what your peers are saying about the industry’s risks and challenges below.

Top 5 Short-Term Crane Challenges

(Next 1-3 Years)



of crane professionals
consider COVID their biggest short-term challenge.


Impact of COVID


Lack of Qualified Talent

Growth/New Business

Government Regulation


Long-Term View

While COVID is the biggest short-term challenge for the crane industry, risks pertaining to qualified talent, equipment issues, and accidents far outweigh the impact of the pandemic over the long term.


3 Biggest Safety Concerns


of crane professionals consider lack of qualified talent as their most serious safety concern.


of crane professionals consistently say equipment issues are their biggest safety concern.


of crane professionals cite on-the-job accidents as their main safety concern.






The time to take action on the talent pipeline is now.



“Lack of qualified talent is a serious concern as this issue presents obvious safety and sustainability risks over the long term. Operating a crane requires a tremendous amount of mechanical skill and can be an incredibly rewarding and enriching career path. We need to come together as an industry to find ways to communicate this value to students and young professionals who otherwise wouldn’t pursue a career in construction.”


Jake Morin, Construction Program Executive, ProSight


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All statistics cited above are the results of an online survey conducted among 154 crane professionals without any affiliation to ProSight Specialty Insurance. The audience was defined through the use of LinkedIn demographics as crane rental owners, crane operators, riggers, equipment operators, or those having an affiliation with a crane member group. The survey ran from December 15-31, 2020.