• Bowen, Townsville, Carins


This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to safely perform dogging in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

Dogging work is:

  • The application of slinging techniques including the selection and inspection of lifting gear to safely sling a load
  • The directing of a plant operator in the movement of a load when the load is out of the operator’s view

Slinging techniques means using judgement in relation to the suitability of lifting gear and the method of slinging, by considering the nature of the load, its mass and its centre of gravity.

Resources and infrastructure industries includes:

  • Metalliferous Mining (including Mineral Exploration and Metalliferous Processing)
  • Coal Mining (including Coal Handling and Preparation)
  • Drilling
  • Quarrying (extractive industries)
  • Civil Construction

The work required in this unit relates to the National Standard for High Risk Work. Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories and Industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to completing this course to ensure it is suitable.

What’s covered

  • Plan and prepare for dogging
  • Develop a preliminary dogging plan
  • Identify and address potential risks and hazards
  • Implement control measures
  • Identify, select, inspect and assemble lifting equipment
  • Calculate load mass and centre of gravity
  • Use load charts and calculations to determine SWL’s & WLL’s
  • Move loads
  • Use of hand, whistle and 2-way radio signals
  • Direct crane and/or hoist operator in the movement of a load when the load is out of the operator’s view

This training is conducted under agreement with MyneSight Pty Ltd RTO #31900.

No pre-requisites

Participants are required to have a reasonable level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) ability to ensure the successful completion of this course.

These include:

  • Language skills: Be able to interpret dogging and workplace unique terminology to effectively communicate with other workplace personnel, as well as use non-verbal communication such as hand and whistle signals.
  • Literacy skills: Sufficient reading skills to be able to read and interpret documentation such as Acts, Regulations, Codes of Practice, Australian Standard, emergency signage, tags and labels etc. Sufficient written skills to accurately record and maintain information relating to dogging such as risk assessments, lift plans, incident reports and maintenance records.
  • Numeracy skills: Be able to interpret and calculate numerical information such as working load limits and safe working loads of lifting equipment in various configurations.

On successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with an electronic Statement of Attainment for: RIIHAN208D – Perform dogging

3 days

Training is delivered face-to-face by experienced industry trainers.

Participants will be required to complete theory and practical activities and assessments.

Training is generally delivered on site in a suitable training environment.

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Your Unique Student Identifier (USI) Number

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Please ensure you wear appropriate work clothing and steel capped work boots.


Tea and coffee will be supplied. Please bring smoko and lunch as required.

Not applicable.


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