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Singapore Crane Fair on 28-30 September

Written by Murray Pollok - 22 Jul 2014

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A three-day Singapore Crane Fair will be held for the first time this year on 28-30 September in Singapore. The Fair combines three crane-related events: a Crane Carnival on Sunday 28th, the half-day Crane Safety Symposium on the Monday, and the International Cranes & Transport Asia Pacific (CATAP) conference on Tuesday 30 September.

It is a joint effort by several organisations, including the Singapore Cranes Association (SCA), the Singapore Contractors Association Ltd (SCAL), the Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSH Council), International Cranes and Specialized Transport and Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MoM).

The event combines new and existing events to create a focal point for cranes and transport, targeting an audience that encompasses crane industry employees and their families, managers and owners of crane companies, contractors, and representatives from regulatory authorities.

The Singapore Crane Fair starts on the Sunday with the second Crane Carnival, being organised by the SCA and SCAL. The event was first held last November and will take place at Singapore’s Institute of Technology.

The Carnival, which has the support of MoM and WSH Council (National Crane Safety) Taskforce, aims to promote the crane industry and create a competent workforce.

“The inaugural Carnival attracted over 800 participants, comprising industry players, their families and the public”, said a WSH Council spokesperson, “Participants were treated to a series of fun-filled activities including crane demonstrations, hands-on workshops, as well as mobile and tower crane skills challenge.

“The activities were designed to educate participants on workplace safety and health in the crane industry while injecting excitement and fun elements.”

The day will include a display of around five cranes; a selection or rough terrain, all terrain and truck loader cranes.

The Crane Safety Symposium being held on the Monday is an annual event organised by the WSH Council in collaboration with the MoM. It targets management-level personnel from crane owners, suppliers and manufacturers, crane users and contractors.

“It aims to raise awareness amongst crane stakeholders on the importance of crane safety and at the same time showcase the latest crane developments within Singapore to the industry”, said the spokesperson.

Both the Crane Carnival and the Crane Safety Symposium are free events.

The final element of the Singapore Crane Fair is the International Cranes & Transport Asia Pacific (CATAP) conference, organised by International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazine.

The conference, which has the support of the SCA, the WSH Council and other crane industry bodies, including SC&RA and Australia’s CICA, is a high-level event for the Asia Pacific crane and transport industry. Presentations will be on a wide range of topics, including safety, lifting in the oil and gas sector, trends in technology and China’s crane industry.

Click here to see the full conference programme.

The CATAP conference has the following sponsors: Gold sponsors – Terex, XCMG and Zoomlion. Silver sponsor – Sany. Supporting sponsors – Modulift, Scheuerle/Nicolas/Kamag and LSI Robway.

For more information on each of the three events, see the following:

Crane Carnival

Contact the Singapore Cranes Association, E-mail: info@sgcranesassoc.org.sg, Tel: +65 6536 3231

Website: www.sgcranesassoc.org.sg

Crane Safety Symposium

Contact the WSH Council at: E-mail: contact@wshc.sg

Website: www.wshc.sg

International Cranes & Transport Asia Pacific (CATAP) conference

Contact Lauren Dagger, delegate events executive, KHL Group. Tel: +44 (0)1892 786218, E-mail: lauren.dagger@khl.com

Website: www.khl.com/catap

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