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Unit Code: CPCCLDG3001
Category: High Risk Work

Unit Description

Licence to perform dogging

What is the purpose of this course?

Dogging License course specifies the outcomes required to safely perform dogging operations (as a licensed dogger/ dogman/ dogperson).

Dogging consists of two main aspects:
– The slinging techniques used for moving a load (including the selection and inspection of lifting equipment)
– The directing of a hoist or crane operator who is moving a load, when the load is out of the operator’s view

Dogging work involves exercising judgement (making decisions) when:
– Selecting appropriate slinging methods and lifting gear by:
– Considering load size and shape
– Determining load weight (its mass) and centre of gravity, and
– Inspecting lifting gear like chains, slings, ropes, cables and hooks used to attach loads to plant to ensure it is not defective.

Dogging work also includes:
– Directing a plant operator in the movement of a load when the load is out of the plant operator’s view by communicating with the plant operator using hand signals, whistles or two-way radios.

Who is this course for?

Everyone who is engaging in some sort of dogging work is required to have a dogman ticket (DG).

Slinging a load requires more than just hooking up the relevant chains or cables. To safely sling a load, it requires an understanding of the suitability of the lifting gear, as well as what method of slinging is required. Further consideration of the nature of the load, such as its mass and center of gravity, is also a factor. The Dogman course teaches you the basics to get the load moved safely.

Do you need a licence?

Before you undertake any dogman activities, such as slinging loads or directly hoist or crane operators, you need a High Risk Dogging Licence (DG). In general, a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must ensure that people engaged in slinging loads have received sufficient training, instruction and information to correctly follow the specific procedures without exercising judgement.

All learners enrolling in this course must demonstrate a sound level of language literacy and numeracy, Learners that do not achieve a sound result may still be enrolled in the course. These learners will be provided with additional support to be negotiated with their training and detailed in their enrolment form.

– All learners are required to provide their Unique Student Identifier (USI) If this is not available please contact us.
– Before an assessment can take place, the Accredited Assessor is required to sight three matching original evidence of learner identity (EOI) documents.
– Minimum 18 years of age (Workplace Health and Safety requirement)

How long does the course take?

The total duration for this course is 40 hours (5 days) as follows for both skilled and non-skilled operators.

The course duration is 40 hours (including 34 hours of training):
– 16 hours of supervised theory instruction
– 18 hours of supervised practical instruction (simulated workplace)
– 4 hours theory assessment (including calculations)
– 2 hours of practical assessment

What qualification do I get?

This course is based on the High Risk Work (HRW) licence requirements.

Qualification gained:

Licence class (DG)
Statement of attainment – CPCCLDG3001 Licence to perform dogging


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