Launch of Singapore Standards on Safe Use of Lifting Equipment

Registration is closed.

15th November, Tuesday
1:15pm to 5:00pm

Furama Riverfront Singapore, Venus I, Level 3, 405 Havelock Road, Singapore 169633


The use of equipment to lift and move heavy objects is a crucial and common activity in many industries in Singapore today.  It is therefore important that lifting equipment are properly maintained, safely deployed and operated, and lifting activities are well-planned and well-managed to minimise the risks of accidents.


The new SS 616:2016 on Code of practice for safe use of mobile elevating work platforms covers safety requirements for the protection of persons working with mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs).  It covers the basic safety principles, operation, maintenance and inspection of MEWPs.


CP 63 has been revised and renumbered to SS 617:2016 on Code of practice for the lifting of persons in work platforms suspended from cranes.  It provides guidelines on the design, construction, installation and safe use of work platforms suspended from cranes. 


Both SS 616 and SS 617 complement the Approved Codes of Practice/Singapore Standards related to lifting equipment and work at heights.  SS 616 and SS 617 serve to provide more guidance on lifting equipment to help optimise workers’ health and safety on the job. Click here.


• Overview of the standards and how they can improve personal and workplace safety and health.
• Legislative requirements relating to lifting equipment.
• General requirements on lifting equipment, safety criteria and clearance for lifting activities.


Programme is tentative and is subject to change at the sole discretion of Singapore Manufacturing Federation.

Should you require further information or assistance, kindly contact Ms Angela Lim at

Tel: 6848 4981, Fax: 6742 5138

Ms Angela Lim