In 2009, Singapore faced a key concern in the high number of Dangerous Occurrences (DOs) involving crane operations. That was when the Ministry of Manpower and the industry formed the National Crane Safety Taskforce to implement strategies and programmes to reduce crane-related DOs to zero. The Taskforce’s notable efforts include enhancing the WSH (Operations of Cranes) Regulations and developing the Code of Practice on Safe Lifting Operations in Workplaces to raise the industry’s safety standards.

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