Dogging Course

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    • Pre-course study guide
    • Formal / Theory training
    • Training Plan
    • Logbook
    • Activity Book
    • Practical Training
      • Select, inspect and use slings
      • Ropes. Bends, hitches, splices etc
      • Assist crane operator to Set up – pack up mobile slew crane
      • Direct crane
      • Sling, secure, move loads using a crane. Loads will include pipes, steel plate, steelwork, etc
      • Fall arrest harness system including spanline, anchorage options,
    • HRWL Written and Practical Assessment

    • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older
    • Evidence of identity (Photo).
      • Australian drivers licence.
      • Medicare Card or Passport
      • 100 points required for lodgement of assessment
    • Adequate English language numeracy and literacy skills. If not, please contact us. We can help.
    • Steel cap boots, high visibility shirt, hard hat, safety glasses
      • recommend long sleeve shirts and long trousers and UV sunscreen. Steel cap runners are not acceptable. Safety sunglasses may be acceptable.
    • Reasonable health fit for dogging work.
      • You must advise us of any health issues that may place you or others at risk. This will not preclude your enrolment but, will allow us to determine appropriate adjustments to your training and physical activities.

  • Bookings for your Dogging Course can be made either over the phone or by email..

    Some of the information we will require are:

    • Your legal name as shown on your driver’s licence (First and last name).
    • Date of Birth
    • Contact details
    • USI Number – As of the 1st of January 2015 all trainees must supply or obtain a USI (Unique Student Identifier). This is mandatory. If you do not yet have one, please click on this link or search online for “USI Student Identifier”

  • Our Dogging course will provide students with the knowledge and practical skills necessary in selecting appropriate lifting gear when moving loads in various situations.

    A dogman performs two very important activities, firstly he ensures the load is appropriate for the lifting capacity of the crane and secondly, he will attach the relevant lifting equipment to raise the load. The dogman will also assist the crane operator in directing the load once it is out of the operator’s sight.

    We have developed a detailed training plan that will assist you in the planning and preparation of a job requiring dogging operations, choose and inspect the appropriate equipment, prepare lifting equipment and the designated load area for work to be carried out, shut down procedures and maintenance of all lifting equipment and finally document all defects accordingly.

    This material will be taught by our highly qualified and flexible trainers through written and practical teachings at our on-site training facility in Brisbane. The course content will include:

    • Potential hazards associated with dogging operations and measures to control them.
    • Written, verbal and visual communication in the workplace
    • Working load limit and rated capacity calculations
    • Various techniques used in slinging and their capabilities and limitations
    • Different types of cranes and their uses
    • Choosing the appropriate lifting equipment for the task in hand
    • Maintenance of equipment and isolation procedures to follow
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • OHS legislation and relevant Australian standards related to dogging operations

    The successful candidate will have the knowledge to demonstrate the following tasks;

    • Comply with all Australian and OHS regulations and legislation
    • Effective communication with co-workers, crane operators, and all other workplace personnel.
    • The importance of communication equipment such as whistles and two-way radios and the use of appropriate signals including hand signals
    • Basic knowledge of cranes including tower cranes, portal boom cranes and slewing cranes.
    • Identify hazards such as ground stability and overhead power lines and apply the appropriate control measures using the hierarchy of controls.
    • Ability to use various lifting attachments such as ropes, clamps, and beams.
    • Understanding the capabilities and limitations of lifting gear and slinging techniques.
    • Conduct before and after operational checks and isolate faulty equipment according to site procedures
    • Inspect and maintain all lifting equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions.
    • Calculate working load limits and rated capacities using mathematical applications

    On successful completion of this course, the applicant will have the skills and experience necessary to complete dogging operations in a safe working environment.

    If you want to further your career in the Rigging Industry, we also provide three Rigging courses ranging from basic, intermediate to advanced rigging. The dogging high-risk work license is a pre-requisite for the basic rigging course. Applicants can complete all rigging courses in three weeks where you would be eligible to perform advanced rigging in various industries including construction, mining, offshore drilling and more.

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*Delivery of training/assessment and issuing of Statement of Attainment’s is provided by Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Ascent Training Solutions Pty Ltd, RTO ID: 32108