Dogging CPCCLDG3001A (Code: DG)
At Gallmac, we have developed a detailed training plan for our Dogging course, providing students with the necessary skills and hands-on experience to safely conduct dogging activities across many work sites in Australia.
A dog man primarily works alongside a crane operator, whereby he is responsible for safely slinging a load by assessing the weight of the load and then choosing the appropriate lifting gear. Once the load is out of the crane operator’s sight, the dog man will then direct the crane to ensure the load is transferred safely.
This course will teach students how to plan a job and prepare a site for dogging activities, choose the appropriate lifting gear, ensure equipment is attached and secured to the load, transfer the load safely and disconnect from the lifting gear, inspect all equipment and isolate if faulty and finally maintain a clean work site.
All aspects of this course will be taught through written and practical teachings at our onsite training facility in Brisbane. The course content will include, but is not limited to;
- Health and safety legislation, industry standards and codes of practice
- Hazard identification and control measures using the hierarchy of controls
- Transferring loads of different weights and sizes
- Various types of lifting equipment available
- Characteristics, capabilities and limitations of lifting equipment
- Types of cranes and their functions
- Maintenance of equipment and isolation procedures
- Personal protective equipment and communication equipment
- Working load limit and rated capacity estimations
- Written, verbal and visual communication in the workplace
The successful candidate will have the skills and capabilities to carry out the following;
- Identify potential workplace hazards such as overhead power lines, weather conditions and ground stability and report accordingly
- Assess the risks and implement the necessary control measures using the hierarchy of controls
- Conduct before and after operational checks of the relevant lifting gear
- Understand the capabilities and limitations of the different lifting equipment
- Choose the appropriate lifting gear for the specific task being carried out
- Use various lifting equipment including ropes, slings, clamps and chains to attach loads
- Calculate safe working loads in order to assess the load to be lifted
- Maintain all lifting gear according to manufacturer specifications
- Report defective equipment and isolate according to site procedures
- Recognise the different cranes and their characteristics including tower cranes and slewing cranes
- Comply with all relevant health and safety legislation and site policies and procedures
- Effectively communicate with all workplace personnel specifically the crane operator when directing a load
- Use communication techniques and equipment such as hand signals, whistles and two-way radios to ensure the safe movement of loads
On successful completion of this course, students will have the skills and practical experience to safely transfer a load and direct a crane operator in compliance with all relevant health and safety legislation.
Our trainers and assessors at Gallmac will ensure you are confidently prepared and site-ready to gain employment in various industries including the construction, mining and offshore drilling industries.
A dog man’s license is a steping stone to furthering your career in the rigging industry where on successful completion you will be eligible to undertake a basic rigging course.
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