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Tower Crane Operation

Event code: 44068

Tower Crane (Saddle JIB) Operation 

An 86-hour course that leads to a Certificate of Successful Completion required by MOM for registration to be a tower crane operator

Under the Workplace Safety and Health (Operation of Cranes) Regulations 2011, all tower crane operators are required to be trained. They must successfully complete an appropriate tower crane operator training programme. 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 tower crane operator. Workers / Individuals who wish to embark on a career in tower crane operation should attend this course.

The course provides training in the knowledge and skills in tower crane (saddle jib) operation.

Module 1 (Theory)
- Principal components and configuration of tower crane
- Safety devices and indicators
- Introduction to WSHA and subsidiary legislations
- Duties and responsibilities of crane operator
- Interpret load chart
- Risk Assessment and Permit to Work for lifting operation

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

- English or Mandarin

- At least 21 years of age*
- Must not be suffering from acrophobia (fear of height)
- 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-

- 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 operator 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-andhealth/wsh-professionals) for more information.

Intake: Commences from 26 February 2024 
(Confirmation of training place is based on a first come, first-served basis.)
Duration: Module 1 – Theory: 3 days
Training: 22 hours + Test: 2 hours
Module 2 – Practical: 9 days
Training: 64 hours + Test/Assessment: 8 hours
Time: 8.30 am to 5.00 pm
Venue: BCA BraddellCampus
Fee (incl of 9% GST): $3,056.07 (without subsidy per local participant) / $3,310.75 (foreigner)

Singaporeans 40 years old and above OR SME company sponsored Singaporeans or Singapore PRs. Fee payable after 70% funding support

To be confirmed
(inclusive of 9% GST)

Singaporeans, Singapore PRs and non SME company sponsored participants. Fee payable after 50% funding support

To be confirmed
(inclusive of 9% GST)

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) 

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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