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~ Course Overview

This four/five-day nationally recognised training course will provide the theoretical and practical  knowledge required which includes all the outcomes required to perform dogging duties, including slinging techniques, the selection and inspection of lifting gear and / or the directing of the crane operator in the movement of the load when the load is out of view of the crane / operator for licensing purposes.

Successful completion of the training will also allow the participant to apply for an Dogging high-risk work licence, (class DG) from WorkSafe Western Australia (note that there is an additional cost payable directly to WorkSafe WA).

~ Recommended For

This Dogging course is recommended for any person who has the requirement or possible requirement to make decisions regarding the lifting of a load. It is also a pre-requisite for any Rigging qualification

~ Pre-requisites

The participant must be 18 years of age, and have a sound knowledge of the English language and basic mathematical concepts.

~ Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this training, the participant will be able to:

  • Use communication techniques in the workplace including whistles, hand
    signals and use of fixed channel two-way radios
  • Use sufficient communication skills to communicate with other site personnel
  • Calculate rated capacity of lifting equipment
  • Apply different methods for making temporary connections to loads using
    fibre and synthetic ropes
  • Interpret rated capacity and working load limit tags
  • Interpret hazard identification and implement controls
  • Utilise various slinging techniques
  • Select and inspect lifting equipment
  • Direct crane operators in the safe moving of loads, using a slewing crane
  • Inspect and provide care to a wide range of lifting equipment to appropriate Australian Standards and/or manufacturer's specifications.

~ Assessment

Theoretical assessment for this unit comprises a closed book and unassisted written knowledge assessment. The assessment will further include questions on mathematical calculations and a practical assessment of competency consisting of various load-shifting / shifting tasks. Your assessor will be a qualified WorkSafe WA assessor.

~ Training Staff

All training personnel have many years experience in the construction and mining industry, as well as holding the relevant certification for training and assessing and are committed to providing participants with the best possible training services. Your assessor for this training will also be an accredited WorkSafe WA Assessor, ensuring that you meet the requirement laid down by WorkSafe WA to receive your licence for this high-risk work.

~ Location

Training can be conducted on-site Australia wide or at our training centre located at 12 Sparks Road, Henderson, Perth, WA. Training may also be conducted internationally. 

~ Alternative Learning Methods

The preferred method of delivery of this course is intensive, classroom and practical based learning, however alternative methods of delivery are available for this unit. The participant, after enrolling with Coastal Enterprises (WA) Pty Ltd for this course, may undertake workplace (on-the job) training for this course under the supervision and instruction of a licenced dogger. With workplace training, assessment will still be required by a Coastal Enterprises (WA) Pty Ltd WorkSafe Assessor to ensure the participant meets the competency standards required for licencing. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is also offered for this unit, and on proof of evidence the course time may be reduced to asssessment time only (1-2 days). Contact our office for more details.

~ Inclusions

All learning materials (including a comprehensive learner guide), consumables & equipment. Tea, coffee and chilled/filtered water are also provided on public courses.

~ Aims

Coastal Enterprises (WA) Pty Ltd, as a Registered Training Organisation, strive to maintain the highest professional standards in the delivery of its competency based and accredited training.

~ Required Resources

  • Hardened-toe Safety Work Boots (MUST be supplied and worn by the participant)
  • Hard Hat
  • High-visibility Clothing
  • Appropriate "Rigging" Gloves
  • Safety Glasses
  • Stationary
  • 100 points of Identification
  • Current WorkSafe Licence (if previously obtained).

NOTE: Access to the components as listed in the course overview will be required if training is to be conducted on-site.

~ Course Frequency

Dogging is held frequently as the first part of a cycle which begins with Dogging, and continues with Basic Rigging, then Intermediate Rigging and finally Advanced Rigging. All courses may be sat individually, providing the participant meets the prerequisites of the course. Contact our office for the scheduled dates for our next regular Dogging class.

~ Registration

Phone Coastal Enterprises (WA) Pty Ltd on:

Phone: (+61) 08 9437-6688           Fax: (+61) 08 9437-6060 

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