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DOGGING

The scope of works a licensed Dogman can perform:

  • Selection and inspection of lifting gear
  • Application of slinging techniques
  • Directing the crane or hoist operator in the movement of loads

dogman

There are no course prerequisites for the Dogman licence, however applicants must be eighteen years of age and have a level of fitness that allows them to perform manual handling tasks.

Course Outline:

This is a five day course, including theory and practicle training.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Application of Working Load Limit formulas for lifting chain, wire rope, natural and synthetic ropes
  • Application of load factors and reeve factors
  • Inspection and identification of defective lifting gear
  • Various knots and hitches (refer to the assessment instrument)
  • Reading crane load charts
  • Correct method of working with cranes
  • Safe slinging techniques
  • Whistle, hand and radio signals for working with cranes

Prior to attending the course, trainees should familiarise themselves with:

Dogging Guide

Natural Fibre and Synthetic Rope W.L.L. formulas

Wire Rope W.L.L formulas

Chain Slings W.L.L formulas

Knots and Splices

The assessment involves three parts:

  • General knowledge questions
  • A written assignment
  • Practical skills demonstration
Course cost: P.O.A.

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