No. S 515
Workplace Safety and Health Act
(CHAPTER 354A)
Workplace Safety and Health
(Operation of Cranes)
Regulations 2011
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 65 of the Workplace Safety and Health Act, the Minister for Manpower hereby makes the following Regulations:
PART I
PRELIMINARY
Citation and commencement
1.—(1)  These Regulations may be cited as the Workplace Safety and Health (Operation of Cranes) Regulations 2011 and shall, with the exception of regulation 5(4) and (5), come into operation on 10th September 2011.
(2)  Regulation 5(4) and (5) shall come into operation on 1st September 2013.
Definitions
2.  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“approved crane contractor” means any firm or company which is the holder of a valid certificate of approval issued by the Commissioner under regulation 22;
“crane” means a machine incorporating an elevated structural member or jib beneath which suspended loads may be moved vertically (whether upwards or downwards) or horizontally or both, either by slewing the machine or derricking the jib, or by any other means not solely involving a travelling motion of the crane;
“current medical certificate” means a medical certificate obtained from a registered medical practitioner within such time as the Commissioner may require in any particular class or class of cases;
[S 4/2016 wef 07/01/2016]
“lorry loader” means a lorry incorporating an articulator arm mounted on the lorry which is used for loading, unloading and lifting of materials or goods;
“mobile crane” means a crane mounted on a truck, crawler or on wheels and includes any crane of a type shown in the First Schedule;
“registered crane operator” means any person who is the holder of a valid certificate of registration issued by the Commissioner under regulation 6;
“responsible person”, in relation to a workplace where a crane is, or is to be, operated by a person means —
(a)the employer of the person; or
(b)the principal under whose direction the person operates the crane;
“tower crane” means a crane which has a vertical or near vertical tower designed to be free standing up to a height specified by the Commissioner and includes any crane of a type shown in the Second Schedule.
Application
3.  These Regulations shall apply to any workplace in which a crane is in use.
Made this 8th day of September 2011.
LOH KHUM YEAN
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Manpower,
Singapore.
[C10-048-00010; AG/LLRD/SL/354A/2010/6 Vol. 1]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 65(8) of the Workplace Safety and Health Act)