Workshop on Singapore Standards for Safe Use of Cranes

Registration is closed.

30th August, Wednesday
1:30pm to 5:30pm

SMF House, Room E1.5, Level 1, 2985 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 159457


The use of cranes to lift and move heavy objects is a crucial and common activity in many industries in Singapore today. It is therefore important that cranes are properly maintained, safely deployed and operated, and lifting activities are well-planned and well-managed to minimise the risks of accidents.


SS 497:2011 is a revision of SS 497: 2002 which covered only overhead travelling cranes. The scope of this standard has been expanded to include powered overhead travelling cranes, gantry cranes, jib cranes and monorails hoists.  It specifies the basic requirements of cranes and lays down the responsibilities of the various parties involved. 


SS 559:2010 provides recommendations for the safe installation and use of tower cranes, including self-erecting tower cranes. It covers the selection of tower cranes, planning of installation, erection, extension, inspection, maintenance, operation, and dismantling, as well as safety measures to be taken during the execution of all the above functions.


SS 497 and SS 559 will complement the ACOPs and provide more information and guidelines to the workers.  The workshop will be an awareness/refresher session on standards and requirements related to safe use of cranes for supervisors, safety officers and workers working in sectors related to cranes. Click here.


• Overview of the standards and how they can improve personal and workplace safety and health.
• Legislative requirements relating to lifting machines and gear.


Programme is tentative and is subject to change at the sole discretion of Singapore Manufacturing Federation.

Should you require further information or assistance, kindly contact Julia Yeo at

6826 3109

Julia Yeo