Galmon is proud to announce the grand opening of Singapore’s first training centre dedicated to work-at-heights safety!
Named Galmon Academy, the 6,700 square metre facility comprises spacious outdoor and indoor practical training grounds, 11 air-conditioned classrooms spread over two floors as well as a 300-pax auditorium.
The academy currently offers locally and globally accredited courses aimed at raising the safety awareness for workers on the ground as well as site supervisors.
At the opening, Galmon CEO Mr Desmond Ong announced that Galmon Academy has become an IPAF Training Centre, offering internationally recognised certifications for mobile elevating work platforms.
Galmon Academy is also the first PASMA Training Centre outside of Europe, offering globally recognised certifications for mobile towers.
Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Manpower and Education Mr Hawazi Daipi, who officiated the opening of Galmon Academy on 22 May 2015, commended Galmon for driving this industry-led effort.
Mr Daipi said: “The opening of the Galmon Academy building shows that Galmon’s commitment goes beyond just the provision of rental equipment. Galmon understands that relevant training is critical to ensure that employees use the equipment safely and correctly.”
“As the market leader in the use of mobile elevating work platforms in Singapore, we trust that Galmon will share its expertise with the industry. I also encourage all industry partners to join in this industry-led effort,” he added.
You can read Mr Hawazi’s full speech at the Galmon Academy opening ceremony on the Ministry of Manpower website.
Bringing e-learning for MEWPs to Singapore
At the opening ceremony, Galmon CEO Mr Desmond Ong announced that Galmon will be partnering JLG Industries to bring e-learning for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) to Singapore.
“We may think that hands-on training is the best way to train operators on how to use these machines. However, by practising with simulators, trainees can familiarise themselves with the machine’s control panel so that they will not be overwhelmed by the buttons and knobs when they first step into an actual machine,” said Mr Ong.
As Galmon’s business partner for more than two decades, JLG Industries President Mr Frank Nerenhausen congratulated Galmon on the official opening of the new training facility.
He said: “We have an amazing industry here with a very noble purpose: we put men and women to work safely at height. JLG is proud to be a partner with Galmon. Together, leading the way not only with creativity and passion, but the courage to invest in this notion as well.”
At the opening ceremony, guests were brought on a guided tour of Galmon Academy’s facilities and experienced a ride up the world’s tallest boom lift – the JLG 1850SJ – which reaches up to 19 stories (or 58m).
Guests were also treated to a static display of Galmon’s range of work platforms such as scissor lifts, boom lifts, personnel work platforms, mobile aluminium scaffold towers as well as spider lifts.
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Media Coverage of the Opening of Galmon Academy
- Channel NewsAsia
- The Straits Times
- MediaCorp Channel 8 News
- Access International (web edition) | (print edition; pg 41; login required)
- International Powered Access Federation
- Southeast Asia Construction magazine
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