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Licence to perform dogging


The course consists of face-to-face theory and practical training, and requires participants to complete reading tasks, written questions and load calculations (including working with angles). Students will also learn about tying knots and conducting hand and whistle signals.
Specific topics include:

  • Use the various types of ropes, slings, chains and accessories
  • Calculate the safe working load (SWL) of any rope, slings, or chain to be used for lifting
  • Assess the weight of loads to be lifted
  • Safely sling loads of different weights and sizes
  • Direct a crane or hoist operator in the movement of a load when the load is out of the operator’s view
  • Give the hand signals and whistle signals used for directing loads


Participants must wear site approved work wear and PPE. For delivery at a client site the following must be provided to meet the outcomes of the course:

  • Suitable classroom and training equipment
  • Relevant workplace procedures and supporting documentation