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6 Places To Take Boom Lift Courses In Singapore

Boom lifts, otherwise known as cherry pickers, are commonly used to allow workers to access high, out-of-reach areas. These equipment can be used in various situations such as cleaning windows, construction and repair works.

In Singapore, workers are required to take a boom lift course by an approved training organisation (ATO) and receive the relevant certifications before they’re allowed to operate one. This ensures greater safety for those on the lift and those at the site.

Read on for 6 ATOs where you can take boom lift courses in Singapore with their prices included!

Infographic on boom lift courses in Singapore

1. Absolute Kinetics Consultancy

Absolute Kinetics Consultancy logo
Course codeTGS-2015500597 / CRS-Q-0027239-MF
Duration9 hours, including 1 hour 15 minutes of assessment
Cost (including GST)• $300 (without SkillsFuture funding)
• $136.30 (with SkillsFuture funding)
Languages• English
• Mandarin
• Malay
• Tamil
• Bengali

Absolute Kinetics Consultancy (AKC) was founded in 2001 providing consultancy services related to ISO systems and safety. Over the years, the company expanded its focus to offer a wide range of services including safety and skills training.

AKC’s boom lift course is designed to equip trainees with the relevant skills and knowledge required to operate a boom lift safely. Through this 9-hour course, they’ll learn how to

  • select appropriate boom lifts for the job,
  • carry out risk assessments and identify potential safety hazards,
  • inspect boom lifts and the workplace,
  • use the right protective equipment and
  • operate boom lifts safely.

A passing mark of at least 80% for the written assessment and 100% for the practical assessment is required. After passing the course, trainees will receive a WSQ Statement Of Attainment from SSG and be eligible to operate a boom lift.

Learners must be above 18 years of age and are assumed to:

  • Have a basic knowledge of the relevant sector of work
  • Be able to listen and speak English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills (ES) level 3 (for English courses only)
  • Be able to read and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to ES level 3 (for English courses only)
  • Be able to manipulate numbers at a proficiency level equivalent to ES level 3
  • Be medically fit to work at height
  • MCQ written assessment and practical assessment
  • Applicable for SkillsFuture funding
  • Skills Development Fund (SDF) is available
  • Claimable under SkillsFuture Credit for Singaporeans aged 25 and above
  • WSQ Statement Of Attainment from SSG (5-year validity)

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +65 6690 5555

2. Aver Asia

Aver Asia logo
Course codeTGS-2015500551
Duration9 hours, including 1 hour of assessment
Cost (including GST)• $321 (without SkillsFuture funding)
• $157.29 (with SkillsFuture funding)
Languages• English
• Mandarin
• Malay
• Tamil
• Bengali

Established in 1999, Aver Asia is an equipment rental company based in Singapore. They offer rental services for a variety of equipment including aerial work platforms, generators and compressors. The company has since expanded its operations into Southeast Asia and become an approved training centre under the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and International Powered Access Federation (IPAF).

The boom lift course offered by Aver Asia will teach trainees what to do before and after operating a boom lift and how to operate one safely. To obtain their WSQ Statement of Attainment and photo pass, trainees must pass both a theory-based and practical assessment.

Learners must be above 18 years of age and are assumed to:

  • Have a basic knowledge of the relevant sector of work
  • Be able to listen and speak English / relevant language at a proficiency level equivalent to the ES level 3
  • Be able to read and write English / relevant language at a proficiency level equivalent to ES level 3
  • Be able to manipulate numbers at a proficiency level equivalent to ES level 3; and
  • Be medically fit to work at height
  • MCQ written assessment and practical assessment
  • Applicable for SkillsFuture funding
  • Skills Development Fund (SDF) is available
  • Claimable under SkillsFuture Credit for Singaporeans aged 25 and above
  • WSQ Statement of Attainment from SSG (5-year validity)
  • Photo pass

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +65 6933 9640

3. BS Technology

Bok Seng Technology logo
Course codeTGS-2015500630 / CRS-Q-0027271-MF
Duration9 hours, including 1 hour of assessment
Cost (including GST)• $267.50 (without SkillsFuture funding)
• $103.79 (with SkillsFuture funding)
Languages• English
• Mandarin
• Malay
• Tamil
• Bengali

BS Technology is a company in Singapore specialising in training courses for equipment such as Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP). They’re dedicated to providing quality training that improves the safety of workers and meets the needs of businesses.

During the course, trainees will be taught the following:

  • About MEWPs and boom lifts
  • MEWP safety legislative requirements
  • Inspections to carry out before operating a lift
  • How to safely operate a boom lift
  • Post boom lift operations
  • Risk management
  • Emergency response

Upon completion of the course, they’ll obtain a WSQ Statement of Attainment from SSG and a safety pass.

Learners must be above 18 years of age and are assumed to:

  • Have a basic knowledge of the relevant sector of work
  • Be able to listen and speak English at a proficiency level equivalent to the ES level 3 (Applies to English courses only)
  • Be able to read and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to ES level 3 (Applies to English courses only)
  • Be able to manipulate numbers at a proficiency level equivalent to ES level 3; and
  • Be medically fit to work at height
  • MCQ written assessment and practical assessment
  • Applicable for SkillsFuture funding
  • Skills Development Fund (SDF) is available
  • Claimable under SkillsFuture Credit for Singaporeans aged 25 and above
  • WSQ Statement of Attainment from SSG (5-year validity)
  • Safety pass

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +65 6416 2691

4. Galmon

Galmon logo
WSQ boom lift courseIPAF boom lift course
Course codeTGS-2015500590Not applicable
Duration9 hours (including assessment)9.5 hours
Cost (including GST)• $278.20 (without SkillsFuture funding)
• $114.49 (with SkillsFuture funding)
• $428
Languages• English
• Mandarin
• Malay
• Tamil
• Bengali
• English

Founded in 1982, Galmon provides rental, leasing, sales and maintenance services for a range of MEWPs. The company also provides professional training courses with certifications that are recognised by WSQ, IPAF and PASMA respectively.

Galmon provides 2 types of boom lift courses — WSQ boom lift course and IPAF boom lift course. Both will equip trainees with the knowledge and skills needed to operate the equipment safely and a certification will be given upon completion of the course.

As the WSQ boom lift course is under SkillsFuture, trainees are entitled to SkillsFuture subsidies and are able to use SkillsFuture Credits for the course. On the other hand, trainees won’t be able to enjoy any government subsidies on the IPAF boom lift course.

WSQ boom lift courseIPAF boom lift course
Pre-requisitesLearners must be above 18 years of age and are assumed to:
• Basic knowledge of the relevant sector of work
• Ability to listen, speak, read and write the relevant language at a proficiency level equivalent to ES level 3 and above
• Ability to manipulate numbers at a proficiency level equivalent to ES level 3 and above
• Be medically fit to work at height
• 18 years old and above
• Able to read and write
Funding• Applicable for SkillsFuture funding
• Skills Development Fund (SDF) is available
• Claimable under SkillsFuture Credit for Singaporeans aged 25 and above
Not applicable
CertificationWSQ Statement of Attainment from SSG (5-year validity)Globally-recognised IPAF certification (5-year validity)

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +65 6862 2277

5. THT Academy

THT Academy logo
Course codeTGS-2015500616
Duration9 hours, including 1 hour of assessment
Cost (including GST)• $417.30 (without SkillsFuture funding)
• $253.59 (with SkillsFuture funding)
Languages• English
• Mandarin
• Malay
• Tamil
• Bengali

THT Academy was founded in 1999 with a focus on providing training services for workers in various industries. The company seeks to promote lifelong learning and encourage workers to enhance their employability through upskilling.

Through the boom lift course, trainees will learn how to:

  • Prepare for the operation of a boom lift
  • Operate this equipment in different situations and environments
  • Reinstate a boom lift safely

To ensure their safety, all trainees are required to wear safety boots for practical lessons.

At THT Academy, employers are able to apply for both the SDF and SRP funding at the same time. Trainees can also enjoy SkillsFuture funding and claim the course fees using SkillsFuture Credit, if applicable.

Learners must be above 18 years of age and are assumed to:

  • Be Singaporeans, Permanent Residents or holders of valid employment pass/work permit
  • Have a basic knowledge of the relevant sector of work
  • Be able to listen and speak English / relevant language at a proficiency level equivalent to the ES level 3
  • Be able to read and write English / relevant language at a proficiency level equivalent to ES level 3
  • Be medically fit to work at height
  • Applicable for SkillsFuture funding
  • Skills Redevelopment Programme (SRP) funding is available
  • ​​Skills Development Fund (SDF) is available
  • Claimable under SkillsFuture Credit for Singaporeans aged 25 and above
  • WSQ Statement Of Attainment from SSG (5-year validity)

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +65 6269 5269

6. Wong Fong Academy

Wong Fong Academy logo
Course codeTGS-2015500583 / CRS-Q-0027237-MF
Duration9 hours (including assessment)
Cost (including GST)• $278.20 (without SkillsFuture funding)
• $114.49 (with SkillsFuture funding)
Languages• English
• Mandarin
• Malay
• Tamil
• Bengali

Wong Fong Academy (WFA) is a company offering educational and consultancy services to businesses in all industries. Their courses are practical and taught by knowledgeable trainers with experience in their respective sectors.

To ensure that the content is up to date and relevant to the current needs of businesses, WFA constantly reviews their courses together with local regulatory bodies.

WFA’s boom lift course will cover the legal, safety and practical aspects of operating a boom lift. It’ll also bring to trainees’ attention the potential dangers of operating this equipment. Those who are interested in registering for WFA’s boom lift course have 3 locations to choose from — Woodlands (North), Joo Koon (West) or Kaki Bukit (East).

Learners must be above 18 years of age and are assumed to:

  • Have a basic knowledge of the relevant sector of work
  • Be able to listen and speak English at a proficiency level equivalent to the ES level 3 (Applies to English courses only)
  • Be able to read and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to ES level 3 (Applies to English courses only)
  • Be able to manipulate numbers at a proficiency level equivalent to ES level 3; and
  • Be medically fit to work at height
  • MCQ written assessment and practical assessment
  • Applicable for SkillsFuture funding
  • Claimable under SkillsFuture Credit for Singaporeans aged 25 and above
  • WSQ Statement of Attainment from SSG (5-year validity)
  • Photo pass

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +65 6863 3686

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need to take a boom lift course?

As part of the Workplace Safety and Health Regulations, workers will need to obtain a certificate from WSQ or IPAF to be eligible to operate a boom lift in Singapore. These courses will endow workers with the necessary knowledge and skills to use a boom lift safely and effectively.

How much does a boom lift course in Singapore cost?

The price of a boom lift course can range anywhere from $100 to $430, depending on the company you choose and the availability of government subsidies.

How long does a boom lift license in Singapore last?

Both the WSQ Statement of Attainment from SSG and IPAF certification have a validity period of 5 years.

Taking a Boom Lift Course in Singapore

Operating a boom lift can be dangerous. Thus, learning about the safety measures and practical tips of using a boom lift from a knowledgeable and experienced trainer will help in improving the safety of those around you.