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Newly-Approved Training and Testing Centre for Crane Operation

Enhance crane operation safety through training

P-One is now an Approved Training and Testing Centre (ATTC) offering three crane operation training courses in crawler crane, mobile crane and tower crane (saddle jib) operation.

Funding for P-One’s crane operation courses

P-One offers training courses to equip candidates with skills that allow them to attain the Certificate of Successful Completion (CSC) – recognised by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) for the licensing of crane operators. These courses also enjoy funding support from the Workforce Development Agency (WDA).

Mr Toh Chin Wei, Managing Director of P-One shares,“With mandatory adoption for Prefabricated Bathroom Unit (PBU) in all residential developments under Government Land Sales (GLS) programme taking place from 1 November 2014 onwards, and a greater push under BCA’s second Construction Productivity Roadmap for wider adoption of prefabrication, the industry would need many crane operators to support productivity efforts.”

P-One’s programmes place emphasis on studying past operation incidents. This will raise participants’ awareness on safety procedures and checks to enhance crane operation safety.

The crane courses are conducted daily from Mondays to Sundays, from 9am–6pm. Alternatively, there are also evening courses from Mondays to Thursdays, from 6–10pm. Courses are conducted by experienced trainers who are conversant in English, Mandarin and Malay languages.

New CET provider in lifting operations

P-One is also the appointed training provider for Continuing Education and Training (CET) in lifting operations. In addition, P-One’s crane courses have the support of various agencies, including Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) and Singapore Crane Association.

Presently, employers can upgrade eligible workers to R1 status through the CoreTrade scheme, Multi-skilling scheme and Market-based skills framework. From September 2015, employers can also bring in new workers or upgrade their existing workers through the Direct R1 pathway and enjoy substantial levy savings and longer period of employment of up to 22 years for higher-skilled R1 workers.

Crane Programme Module 1 Module 2 End-of-Course Test
Crawler Crane Theory (3 days/24 hours) + 2 hours assessment Practical (8 days/68 hours) + 1 day assessment
Test conducted by BCA’s officers
Mobile Crane
Tower Crane
(Saddle Jib)

Up to 95% WDA's funding support for locals aged 35 and above, and drawing monthly wages of less than S$1900

P-One’s Crane ATTC location

(Theory Module) 31, Mandai Estate #05-01 Innovation Place S(729933)
(Practical Module) Tuas South Avenue 14 S(630000)

Contact Person: Ms Png Ming Tyng Senior HR/Admin Manager
Tel: 6634 0628     Fax: 6634 0630     Email:
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Get a copy of Crane course brochures from these locations:

• P-One, 31 Mandai Estate, #05-01, S(729933)
• e2i Employment and Employability Institute, 80 Jurong East, Street 21,
  Level 2, Career Service Centre, S(609607)
• BCA Academy, Manpower Development Department's Enrolment Office,
  Blk C (Level 1), BCA Academy, 200 Braddell Road S(579700)

Employers' Testimonials:

With AMP's support, we hope Singaporeans who wish to upgrade their skills will come forward to enrol in the crane courses.

– Mr Mohd Anuar Yusop, Executive Director of the Association of Muslim Professionals

Congratulations to BCA and P-One on the new Crane Centre. The new training and testing facilities for crane operators will help to expedite the development of local crane operators and ease the shortage of trained crane operators.

– Mr Jimmy Chua, Chairman of Singapore Crane Association

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