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Apply to be a registered Crane Operator

You must apply to be a registered Crane Operator if you want to operate a mobile crane (other than a lorry loader) or tower crane in a workplace.

At a glance

Who can apply Applicant.
How much it costs $20 (inclusive of GST).
Fees are non-refundable, regardless of the outcome of your application.
How long it takes 7 working days.
Relevant regulations WSH (Operation of Cranes) Regulations
Validity 2 years (renewable).
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Requirements

To apply, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Pass the relevant crane operator course conducted by an accredited training provider (ATP) (refer to the list of ATPs in the application form). You must have obtained the certificate within 6 months before applying.
  • From 1 April 2016, if you are aged 50 years or above, you must pass the medical examination before you can apply.
  • (For a foreigner with a work pass) Have Crane and Hoist Operator as the occupation on your work pass. All other occupations are not accepted.
The Commissioner for WSH can request any crane operator, including lorry and mini crane operator, to produce a current medical certificate to certify that they’re medically fit to operate the crane.

How to apply

Before applying, if you are aged 50 years or above, you must pass your medical examination.

  1. Download the relevant medical form:
  2. Fill up the sections to be completed by applicant.
  3. Arrange and go for a medical examination with any GP or polyclinic. Bring along the medical examination form.

There are two ways to apply:

  • Online
  • At selected SingPost branches

Apply online

To apply online, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to apply.
  2. Upload all supporting documents.
  3. Pay the $20 fee online. Your application will only be processed upon payment.
  4. (Optional) Log in to check your application status.

You will receive the outcome by mail. If your application is successful, you will also receive the registration card.

Apply at a SingPost branch

To apply, follow these steps:

  1. Submit all required documents at one of these SingPost branches (check locations and opening hours):
    • Ang Mo Kio Central Post Office
    • Bukit Batok Central Post Office
    • Raffles Place Post Office
    • Chinatown Post Office
    • Jurong Point Post Office
    • Singapore Post Centre
    • Tampines Central Post Office
    • Tanjong Pagar Post Office
    • Towner Post Office
    • Woodlands Central Post Office
  2. Pay the $20 fee at the counter. Keep the payment receipt for your records.

You will receive the outcome by mail. If your application is successful, you will also receive the registration card.

Documents required

You will need to submit copies of the following documents: