CPCCLDG3001 - Licence to Perform Dogging


Professional Dogging Licensing Course in NSW

The construction industry encompasses many high-risk roles that require staff to undertake professional training and licensing. Gaining additional qualifications through our dogging course can free your business up to expand its operations and take on roles that require high-risk licences. Qualified and experienced staff are essential. HRTA offers affordable training and licensing courses for dogging, basic rigging, intermediate rigging, and crane operators.

Industry-Recognised Qualifications for Crane Operators

Our dogging course provides all the knowledge and skills necessary to satisfy the qualification requirements for the CPCCLDG3001 – Licence to Perform Dogging. We designed the training for workers who need to exercise judgment to sling loads or direct crane movements from outside the crane operator’s full view (such as whistle signals or radio). We offer dogging licences for construction professionals throughout Australia.

Who Needs a Dogman Licence?

We also call a qualified dogging technician a dogman in Australia. The law requires anyone who does some sort of dogging work to have a dogman’s licence. Slinging a heavy load requires more than hooking up the relevant chains or cables. Safely slinging load involves understanding the suitability of the lifting gear and the slinging method needed. We cover further consideration of the nature of the cargo, such as its mass and centre of gravity, in our dogging course.

Learn how to Competently Sling Heavy Loads

The slinging techniques for moving a heavy load (including selecting and inspecting lifting equipment) are critical to our dogging course in Sydney. Our qualified technicians teach you how to direct a hoist or crane competently, even when the load is out of the crane operator’s view. Learning to sling heavy weights is a critical aspect of our dogging course. Our training teaches you how to move a heavy load safely.

Using a Competent Person When Dogging

There are limited times when someone who hasn’t undergone a dogging course or doesn’t have a dogging or High-Risk Work Licence (DG) can sling a heavy load reliably. Workers without one need to have the competencies that meet the following requirements:

  • Predetermine the weight of the load.
  • Establish the slinging techniques for the load.
  • Determine the condition of the lifting gear.
  • Establish the lifting points.
  • Must always lift the stack within the operator’s view.
  • Be qualified to sign off on the lifting procedures.

HRTA Course Competency Criteria

Our dogging course covers the essential safety and operational information and skills required to become a qualified dogman. The licence permits you to direct the crane load movements and select and inspect lifting equipment such as chains, synthetic slings, shackles and lifting beams.

Our Licence to Perform Dogging Course in Sydney Requirements

Students enrolling in the Licence to Perform Dogging course need to be at least 18 years of age. They must hold a valid Dogging/Dogman HRW Licence (class DG) before attaining their Basic Rigging class RB licence. Students must have good English communication skills (the ability to read, write, speak, and understand technical concepts in English) and the proficiency to comprehend industry-related mathematical equations.

Dogging Course Details and Training Location

Should you decide to register for our dogging course, you must be aware that fulfilling the in-person training requirements will require a practical demonstration and a written component. HRTA NSW has a purpose-built training ground in Ingleburn, New South Wales. This site offers all the necessary training requirements, giving you access to our qualified trainers and assessors.

Dogging and Crane Operator Certification

Once you’ve completed our dogging training in Sydney course, settled your fees, and met all requirements, you will receive a Statement of Attainment from our registered training organisation. An accredited SafeWork NSW assessor will then issue your High-Risk Work Licence.

Course Duration

You can complete our course in just five (5) days – consisting of four days of training and a day of assessment. Call now or drop us an email to find out more about our dogging course in NSW or to book spots for our next available program. Our staff members are waiting to answer your questions and help qualify your employees.


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