Engineering Safety in Lorry Crane Operations Workshop


Lorry cranes are one of the most versatile lifting equipment in the world. Not only are they able to carry out lifting activities, but can be fitted with more than 50 different types of attachments for different loads. In Singapore alone, there are close to 300 different types of lorry cranes across different models. 2016 saw one of the highest number of lorry crane accidents in recent times. As lorry cranes become higher in capacity and the risk that operators take are increasing, it is good to step forward and take a look at how lorry crane operational safety can be “Engineered” An interactive workshop which will showcase recent accident case studies and look at a lorry crane operator’s role in a different perspective. Get a hands-on experience as well on how it feels like to be one!


At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the legal requirements of each lifting personnel in lifting operation
  • Understand the requirements by Land Transport Authority(LTA) on use of lorry cranes
  • Learn about safety precautions in lorry crane operation (From planning to setup to actual lifting)
  • Review and able to describe safety negligence in recent lorry crane accidents
  • Learn about advantages in advanced lorry crane safety technology
  • Interpret load chart for lorry cranes
Who should attend

WSH Professionals, Managers, Advisors, Engineers or anyone who is interested in this topic

Trainer Profile

Mr Hans Chan has been in Wong Fong Engineering since 2014 as an Assistant Service Manager. He has been working closely with Wong Fong’s partner, Palfinger, during his tenure at the service department. Hans has also worked with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in training for proper servicing and inspection of lorry cranes. Hans was trained in the Palfinger Headquarters in Salzburg, Austria, on the hardwares and softwares of the Palfinger lorry loader. He was also trained in the calibration of Palfinger’s High Performance Stability Control (HPSC) system (Stability Control System Technology).


Hans was the project leader, leading Wong Fong Engineering in calibrating and commissioning Palfinger’s High Performance Stability Control (HPSC) lorry loader cranes in Singapore. He has also trained lorry crane operators in the operations of Palfinger cranes.


With his expertise in lorry cranes, Hans was transferred to Wong Fong Academy Pte Ltd (WFA) on 2016 as part of the training team. Hans hope that the lifting industry will advocate the use of technology to enhance safe lifting operations. 


Wong Fong Academy

79 Joo Koon Circle,


Singapore 629107

Addition Information

7 SDUs

4 PDUs

#The Employment And Employability Institute (e2i) Course Funding:

This programme is supported by e2i. The grant will only be available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents.

*Fees include GST and training materials

Note: Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP):

UTAP supports 50% of the course fees paid cap at $250 per year. You must be an union member throughout the course duration and at the time of claim. You must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and sat for all prescribed examinations. Other terms and conditions apply.

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CPD Point