PRST | WSQ Perform Rigger and Signalman Tasks

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PRST | WSQ Perform Rigger and Signalman Tasks

Join our Rigger and Signalman Course to become proficient in load handling and communication. Master safe lifting, hazard identification, and more.


Course Description

The Perform Rigger and Signalman Tasks Course (PRST) also known as the rigger and signalman course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare and tie loads for safe lifting by any form of lifting equipment, using correct and clear signals to guide the crane operator in maneuvering the load safely to its destination


Available Languages

  • English

  • Tamil

  • Bengali


Course Topics

Prepare to perform rigger and signalman tasks


Perform rigger and signalman tasks

  • Observe and apply safety practices and hazard work site when carrying out rigger and signalman tasks

  • Identify hazards related to lifting operations

  • Use of PPE and tag line to carry out rigger and signalman tasks

  • Select and use appropriate slinging method, rigging equipment, lifting gears and accessories on load

  • Check to ensure an adequate number of lifting gears to lift the load

  • Apply rigging techniques to load

  • Verify that load is properly rigged

  • Apply 3-step lifting and lowering method

  • Direct load to destination with safe lifting techniques

  • Communicate lifting instructions using standard hand and voice signals

  • Check for blind spots and estimate clearance of swing path


Reinstate rigger and signalman work area

  • Dismantle rigging equipment, lifting gears and accessories

  • Carry out housekeeping of equipment and work area

  • Carry out post-operational checks on communication equipment, crane lifting gear and accessories

  • Report any damage and defects on communication equipment, crane, lifting gear and accessories


Target Audience

The Perform Rigger and Signalman Tasks Course is suitable for aspiring and experienced individuals assigned as Rigger and Signalman in the workplace.



  • Above 18 years of age.

  • Basic knowledge of the relevant work sector.

  • Proficiency in English (both written and spoken).

  • Numerical proficiency equivalent to ES level 2.

  • Medically fit.



Written & Practical Assessment

1 hour written test & 0.5 hours practical assessment


Passing Criteria

 60% for written test, 100% competency in practical assessments.


Assessment Venue

SCAL Academy

164 Gul Circle #01-14 JTC Space @Gul, (S) 629621



Statement of Attainment (SOA) for competent candidates.


Course Fee (Incl GST)

SCAL Members: $232.00

Non-Members: $305.60

Note: Starting June 30, 2024, SCAL Academy will no longer accept cash or cheque payments. Please use credit/debit cards, bank transfers, GIRO or PayNow for payments.


Funding Eligibility

Singaporeans and Permanent Residents (PRs) are eligible for up to 70% SSG Funding for this course.


Course Duration

2.0 Day Course

  • Training Hours – 17.5 hours

  • Assessment Hours – 1 hours 30 minutes

Medium Of Instruction

  • English

  • Tamil

  • Bengali

Funding Information

Training provider will submit trainee details via SSG Training Provider Gateway and will bill in NETT fee if trainee is eligible for training grant. Note that all grants are subject for final approval by SSG.


Course Fee (Incl GST)

SCAL Members: $232.00

Non-Members: $305.60




A notice of replacement / postponement together with the full particulars of the new participant (for replacement) must be given to us AT LEAST 3 working days before course commencement. A charge of S$50 (replacement) or S$100 (postponement) will be imposed on such changes. Appeal of Assessment Result: (a) Students who wish to appeal for review of assessment results, please fill the Assessment Appeal Form that can be downloaded from website. There will be an admin fee of $60.00 (incl GST, non-refundable).


Special Class

Available upon request.


For more information, please contact Ms Gina at 67978779 or email

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