19 Dec '11, 5am

New course, test for lorry crane operators

New course, test for lorry crane operators

SINGAPORE : All lorry crane operators will have to be certified by September 2013, under a new training course to enhance safety. The new course is developed by the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council, after it consulted the National Crane Safety Taskforce. Called the Lorry Crane Operator Course (LCOC), the two-and-half day programme aims to equip operators with the basic skills and competencies to operate lorry cranes safely. It covers topics like control measures, safe lifting operations and how to identify possible hazards. New lorry crane operators will have to complete and pass the course. Those who have at least three years of experience need only sit for the Lorry Crane Operator Competency Test. If they fail the test, they must enrol in the new course. Registration for the course starts from January 2012. There are currently about 3,500 lorry cranes in Singapo...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews...

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