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Lifting Supervisors Safety Course

Course Overview

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At the end of the course, participants will learn how to:

  • Carry out lifting operations in a safe and efficient way
  • Implement legislative requirements to ensure a safe working environment
  • Investigate crane accidents and implement preventive efforts


SDU Points
35 Points

Who Should Attend

This course is mandatory for individuals who are assigned to supervise lifting operation involving a mobile crane or tower crane or any other crane in the workplace.


Learners MUST:

  • Have completed WSQ/ MOM ATP Rigging and Signalman course

And are assumed to:

  • Have a basic knowledge of the relevant sector of work
  • Be able to listen and speak, read and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to the (ES) level 4
  • Be able to manipulate numbers at a proficiency level equivalent to ES level 4;


  • Be medically fit.

Course Duration

35 hours, including 2 hours of Written Assessment and 1 hour of Practical performance.

Course Outline

CE 1 Prepare to supervise safe lifting operations

  • Comply to Risk Assessment
  • Check to ensure adherence to legislations and organisational safe work procedures
  • Participate in lifting plan, risk assessment and safe work procedure (SWP) briefing   for lifting operations as a supervisor
  • Check to ensure proper use of appropriate PPE and tag line for personnel in lifting operations
  • Interpret load charts to verify the intended lift is within the Safe Working Load (SWL) of the crane
  • Verify pre-lift inspection of crane, lifting gear and accessories
  • Check to ensure proper selection of rigging equipment, lifting gears and accessories for lifting load
  • Check to ensure proper rigging of load
  • Check to ensure proper set up of communication equipment serviceability of communications equipment and functionality of radio channels for safe lifting operations
  • Supervise cordoning off of lifting and lowering area using effective barricades with prominent warning signages
  • Report and rectify any abnormalities/defects in the crane, lifting gear accessories and communications equipment according to organizational procedures
  • Apply preventive measures and hazard control of lifting accidents according to organisational procedures


CE 2 Carry out supervision of safe lifting operations

  • Implement safety practices and hazard control measures in workplace when carrying out Lifting Supervisor tasks
  • Identify hazards during lifting operations
  • Coordinate and supervise safe lifting operations involving cranes in a safe and proper manner
  • Coordinate and supervise lifting according to lifting plan
  • Respond to lifting accident and emergencies according to organizational Emergency Response Procedures (ERP)


CE 3 Supervise reinstatement of safe lifting operations

  • Supervise the dismantling and restoring of rigging equipment, lifting gears and accessories
  • Supervise good housekeeping of equipment and work area
  • Supervise post-operational checks on communication equipment crane, lifting gear and accessories
  • Check to ensure reporting of any damage and defects on communication equipment, crane, lifting gear and accessories
  • Conduct accident investigation and analysis process of lifting accidents (where necessary)

Medium of Instructor & Trainer : Trainee Ratio

  • Maximum Class Size: 20
  • Written Assessment: 1 : 20 (Class size)
  • Practical: 1 : 1
  • Medium of Instruction: English

Mode of Assessment

Method Duration
Written Assessment (WA)  – Closed Book 2 hrs
Practical Performance (PP) 1 hr

Candidates must pass both the WA and PP to be considered to have successfully completed the “Supervise Safe Lifting Operations” Course.

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

  • A Statement of Attainment (SOA) will be issued by SSG for candidates who have been assessed as “Competent”.
  • Safety Pass will also be issued


Individual Pricing w/o GST w GST
Original Course Fee S$360.00 S$385.20
SkillsFuture Funding, >=21 yrs old S$72.00 S$97.20
SkillsFuture Funding, >=40 yrs old S$36.00 S$61.20
WTS Funding (95%) S$18.00 S$43.20
Corporate Pricing (Non-SME) w/o GST w GST
Original Course Fee S$360.00 S$385.20
After SDF Funding for non-SMEs Companies (80%)* S$72.00 S$97.20
SkillsFuture Funding, >=40 yrs old      S$36.00      S$61.20
WTS Funding (95%) S$18.00 S$43.20
Corporate Pricing (SME) w/o GST w GST
Original Course Fee S$360.00 S$385.20
After Enhanced Training Support for SMEs Companies (90%)** S$36.00 S$61.20
WTS Funding (95%) S$18.00 S$43.20
*Absentee Payroll of 80% of basic hourly salary, capped at $4.50 per hour.
** Absentee Payroll of 80% of basic hourly salary, capped at $7.50 per hour.



  • SkillsFuture Funding, >=21 yrs old: Applicable to Singapore Citizen/PR
  • SkillsFuture Funding, >=40 yrs old: Applicable to Singapore Citizen ONLY

Please note that prices are subject to changes.

Funding Information

Skills Development Fund (SDF) and SkillsFuture Funding:

  • Participants must attend at least 75% of the course, complete the exam with a pass or competent result.
  • Online applications are not applicable for companies applying funding with Absentee Payroll.
  • Workforce Training Support (WTS) funding only applies to trainee who is 35 years old and above with a monthly income of $2,000 and below.


For Company Registration:

  • Customers who are applying funding for trainee(s), please submit Training Grant applications in SkillsConnect website before registration.
  • Training Grant number is to be submitted together with the registrations.
  •  Payment for the course must be using company cheque or via GIRO.
  • For more information on SDF Training Grant application, please click here.


Course reference code in SkillsConnect:

  • English: CRS-Q-0027262-MF


Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP):

  • NTUC members enjoy *UTAP benefit of up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses with NTUC Learninghub.

* UTAP supports 50% of the course fees paid cap at $250 per year. You must be a union member throughout the course duration and at the time of claim. You must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and have sat for all prescribed examinations. Other terms and conditions apply.

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