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Apply to add an approved crane erector

Approved crane contractors can add crane erectors to their approved personnel. Each team must have at least 2 approved crane erector to carry out the job safely.

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Who can apply Company representative
How much it costs No cost to apply
How long it takes Up to 8 weeks
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Note: Before moving to another approved crane contractor, crane erectors need to first be removed from their existing competent organisation's approved personnel list.

What is an approved crane erector

As an approved crane contractor, you must have a team of experienced erectors to carry out each installation, alteration or dismantling of a crane.

The team must have at least 2 approved crane erector and sufficient crane assistants:

  • For installing or dismantling a tower crane, an erection team should have at least 2 approved crane erectors and 5 crane assistants.
  • For a mobile crane, the team should consist of at least 2 approved crane erectors and 2 crane assistants.

Approved crane erectors are responsible for the overall operation. They should also ensure that the crane is installed, altered or dismantled according to the manufacturer's instructions.

The crane assistants must be trained in slinging and signalling to carry out the work safely and competently.

Who can apply

Approved crane erectors need to meet the following criteria:

  • Be trained and competent in installing, altering or dismantling a crane.
  • Be familiar with the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Be between 18 and 65 years old.
  • Be sufficiently trained in installing and dismantling a crane:
    • They must have attended the brand-specific training conducted or approved by the crane manufacturer.
    • They must have passed the generic course on tower crane installation, alteration and dismantling conducted by BCAA.
  • Have completed the following training courses in an institution acceptable to the Commissioner:
    • Lifting supervisor safety course.
    • Rigger course.
    • Signalmen course.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years of practical experience in installing and dismantling cranes.
  • Be fit and physically able to handle safely the loads involved in crane erection. Approved crane erectors above 60 years old need to be certified by a registered medical practitioner that they are fit to work as a crane erector.
  • Be under the employment of an approved crane contractor.

How to apply

  1. Log in to add approved personnel.
  2. Upload all supporting documents.
  3. (Optional) Log in to check your application status.

Documents required

You will need to submit PDF copies of the following documents:

  • Certificate of completion for the lifting supervisor, rigger and signaller course for each crane erector.
  • Certificate of attendance for brand-specific training approved or conducted by the manufacturer for all proposed crane erectors for work with the cranes.
  • Certificate of completion of the proposed crane erectors for the generic course on tower crane installation, alteration and dismantling conducted by BCAA.
  • Copy of valid Work Permit (for foreign workers) or employment letter.
  • Personal data sheet and track record form of the proposed crane erectors detailing work scope and experience in installation, alteration and dismantling of cranes. Their track record must display in chronological order, a minimum of 5 years of relevant practical experience in installing, altering and dismantling cranes
  • Medical report form for applicants who are 60 years old and above or if required by the Commissioner.

All certificates for crane erectors must bear their NRIC, FIN, Work Permit or S Pass number. Passport number is not allowed.

For Singapore citizens and PRs, you need to approach the course provider to reissue the certificate with your NRIC.

For certificates issued with passport number or without identification number, you need to approach the course provider to reissue a certificate using your FIN, Work Permit or S Pass number.

Things to note after approval

If your application is approved, note the following:

  • The licence for an approved crane erector stops when the holder reaches 65 years old. You should remove the crane erector from the competent organisation's approved list upon resignation or retirement.
  • Keep a record of the installation, repair, alteration or dismantling of a crane by each approved crane erector. The record must be available for inspection for 5 years after the approved crane erector is no longer with the company.
Last Updated: 12 December 2015