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Crawler Crane Operation

Event code: 44064

Crawler Crane Operation 
An 86-hour course that leads to a Certificate of Successful Completion required by MOM for registration to be a crawler crane operator.


Under the Workplace Safety and Health (Operation of Cranes) Regulations 2011, all crawler crane operators are required to be trained. These crane operators must successfully complete an appropriate crawler crane operator training programme before they are allowed to operate a crane. Participants who have successfully completed this course will be awarded a Certificate of Successful Completion. This certificate is a prerequisite for application to be an MOM registered crawler crane operator. Workers / Individuals who wish to learn the correct and safe operation of crawler cranes should attend this course.


This course provides training in the knowledge and skills of crawler crane operation.


Module 1 (Theory)
- Principal components and configuration of crawler crane
- Safety devices and indicators
- Introduction to WSHA and subsidiary legislations
- Duties and responsibilities of crane operator
- Interpretation of load chart
- Job site consideration and safe operation of crane
- Risk Assessment and Permit to Work for lifting operations

Module 2 (Practical)
- Daily & weekly inspection
- Initial crawler crane operations
- Safety in lifting operations
- Hand signals and telecommunication
- Practical lifting operations


- At least 21 years of age
- Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents; or
- Sponsoring company of construction work pass holders, who wish to apply for this course, must submit an endorsed copy of Form C under the “Temporary relaxation scheme” and be subjected to its prevailing terms and conditions. For more information, please visit https://www1.bca.gov.sg/buildsg/manpower/temporary-relaxation-of-licence-registration-for-foreign-crane-operators
- Sponsoring company of construction work pass holders, who are existing crane & hoist operators and wish to cross train in other cranes, need not submit a copy of endorsed Form C under the “Temporary relaxation scheme”; or
- Work permit holders from other industries (except construction) who are working as crane & hoist operators may also apply for this course, subject to availability. MOM’s requirements for applying to be a registered Crane Operator.
To apply, you need to meet the following requirements:
1. Be at least 21 years old.
2. Pass the relevant crane operator course and obtain the course certificate. You must submit your crane operator application within 6 months from date of issuance of your crane operator course certificate.
3. If you are aged 50 years or above, you must pass the medical examination before you can apply.
4. Occupation on the work pass card must be stated as “Crane and Hoist Operator” for an applicant holding a work permit or S-Pass in the construction sector, all other occupations are not accepted. Please refer to MOM website (http://www.mom.gov.sg/workplace-safety-and-health/wshprofessionals) for more information.


Frequency: Conducted on a regular monthly basis.
(Confirmation of training place is based on a first come, first-served basis.)
Duration: Module 1 – Theory: 3 days / Training: 22 hr + Test: 2 hr
Date: Commences on 5 February 2024
Module 2 – Practical: 9 days / Training: 64 hr + Test/Assessment: 8 hr
Date: Commences on 22 February 2024
Time: 8.30 am to 5.00 pm
Venue: BCA Braddell Campus
Language of Instruction: English or Mandarin


Course Fee


(inclusive of 9% GST)

Singaporeans 40 years old and above OR SME company sponsored Singaporeans or Singapore PRs.

Fee payable after 70% funding support

Singaporeans and Singapore PRs, including those sponsored by non-SME companies.

Fee payable after 50% funding support

S$3,057.00 (Local)

S$3,311.00 (Foreigner)

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Participant must achieve at least 75% attendance and pass all assessments. BCA Academy reserves the right to recover the funded amount from the participant (self-sponsored) or employer (company sponsored) if participant did not meet the eligibility criteria. Details of SSG’s funding can be found on Home (skillsfuture.gov.sg)  (TGS-2020500228)


Participants who have attended at least 75% of the training sessions and passed the course assessments will be issued with the Certificate of Successful Completion (CSC).


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