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IES Virtual Classroom - Safe & Risk Management during Lifting Operations involving Mobile and Tower Cranes at Construction Sites 1st Run

9th Jun 2020
1:30PM - 5:45PM -


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Non Member : $123.00

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Pre-requisites : Prior to attending this course, you should:

·  Have a PC / laptop / tablet / smart phone with built-in or external webcam.

·  Installed the zoom client.

·  Have Wi-Fi / high speed internet connection available.

·  Receive an email with a link for you to submit a registration for webinar 1 week prior to the commencement.

·  Receive an email with a link and password for you to join the webinar session after your registration is successful.

 Title: Safe & Risk Management during Lifting Operations involving Mobile and Tower Cranes at Construction Sites 1st Run


Lifting and hoisting processes are prevalent operations and activities in the construction industry. The objective of this module is to inculcate and raise awareness in stakeholders (including qualified persons such as Professional Engineers, and Registered Architects) on the hazards of lifting and hoisting operations that are present in construction sites and the importance of adequate supervision during lifting operations. This will enable them to understand the control measures that are implemented onsite to manage and mitigate lifting hazards. The course will cover usage of lifting machines such as crawler cranes and tower cranes which are commonly used in construction sites. Participants’ perspectives will be enhanced through the sharing of legal and other requirements as well as statutory duties of relevant stakeholders during lifting and hoisting operations as well as crane incidents. References will be made to the Workplace Safety & Health (WSH) Act and relevant guidelines, Singapore Standards for lifting operations such as SS536, SS 559 and SS595 for safe use of mobile cranes, tower cranes and steel wire ropes for hoisting respectively as well as best practices onsite.

 Course Outline/Outcomes

This module will equip stakeholders with the necessary WSH knowledge (including legal and other requirements) for their course of work.

1.       Common lifting and hoisting hazards onsite and importance of adequate supervision

2.      Lessons learnt from past mobile and tower crane incidents / case studies

3.      Legal and other requirements relevant to lifting operations under the WSH Act

4.      Introduction to risk management, common misconceptions when it comes to risk assessment/risk management and different risk assessment methodologies.

5.      Control measures for lifting and hoisting operations which includes best practices which are implemented onsite to reduce risks to as low as possible.

6.      Permit to work system for lifting operations / lifting plans. How to implement the permit to work system and what are the key areas in a permit to take note of. Common errors when it comes to applying a permit to work will be covered.

7.      Tower cranes and mobile cranes operations and how to coordinate and manage their usage to ensure safe operations

8.      Recent developments and enhancements to crane safety and lifting operations. These include the implementation of the data logger system by the Ministry of Manpower to improve crane safety onsite.

Profile of speaker

Winson Lee is currently in his own private engineering practice. He was a Deputy Director with the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Department of the Building and Construction Authority. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2005. After graduation, he joined the Occupational Safety and Health Division, Ministry of Manpower (MOM) where he subsequently obtained a Master’s degree in Safety, Health and Environmental Technology from his alma mater in 2009.

Er. Lee has more than 12 years of regulatory public sector experience and had served the Ministry of Manpower from 2006 where he led inspectors in conducting workplace safety and health inspections and audits, conducting investigations into serious and fatal industrial accidents including fall from heights accidents. He has investigated a number of fall from heights accidents, prosecuting culpable parties under the WSH Act and its Regulations. Having joined the Building and Construction Authority in 2012 after serving a brief stint as a Senior Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Manager in the private sector, he assumes regulatory role by enforcing the Amusement Rides Safety Act.

Er. Lee is a qualified Train the Trainer for working at heights and has audited and drafted fall prevention height plans and emergency response procedures on working at heights for various companies. Er. Lee’s interest lies in WSH risk management. In his current practice, he has been advising companies including rope access companies on matters pertaining to work at heights and adequacy of anchorage/lifelines as well as temporary edge protection.

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SFC - This course is NOT SFC supported


2 STU(Safety) - To Be Confirmed

4 PDU - To Be Confirmed


Karen Phua

Coordinator Contact 

6463 9211

Coordinator Email

1. This is a VIRTUAL CLASSROOM LEARNING using Zoom Webinar

2. For payment via Cheque, should be made payable to "Engineers Singapore Pte Ltd"

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