Since September 2013, all lorry crane operators have to be certified to operate the crane that is attached on the lorry. The training equipped operators with relevant skills and knowledge to operate the lorry crane safely.

This is like the driving license that all drivers must have before they are allowed to drive on the roads. Same goes to the lorry crane operators, they have to go through the Lorry Crane Operator Course (LCOC) or Lorry Crane Operator Competency Test (LCOCT) in order to operate the crane. The validity of the license will last for 5 years, you will need to attend a refresher thereafter.

However, you are allowed to drive a lorry crane (with a valid Singapore driving license) even without the certificate of competency to operate lorry crane. Of course, you will not be allowed to operate the crane without a valid certification.

So, the next time you were to engage in lorry crane services be sure to check that the operators have their valid operator’s license.