December 2017—Crane safety and operator qualifications were high on the agenda at a meeting of senior personnel from NCCCO and Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MoM) in November.
Through its Workplace Safety and Health Council, MoM has been highly proactive in recent years identifying areas of greatest risk for Singapore’s crane-using industries and in developing measures to mitigate that exposure. The large number of articulating cranes in use in the island nation have led the Council to focus in particular on this type of equipment.
“It’s very heartening to see such dedication to the safety cause within a government institution,” said NCCCO CEO Graham Brent after the meeting. “The palpable commitment among the MoM and WSHC teams to improve workplace conditions is admirable.” NCCCO first made contact with Singapore’s crane community in 2014 when it participated in the Ministry’s Crane Safety Symposium and KHL’s International Cranes & Transport Asia Pacific.
Pictured at the joint meeting of NCCCO and Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower in November are Er. Mohd Ismadi, Director, Occupational Safety and Health Division, Ministry of Manpower (center); Graham Brent, CEO, NCCCO (center left); and members of Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower and the Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSHC) with particular responsibility for crane safety.