What is a dogging and rigging course designed to provide?

Getting a dogging or rigging qualification provides opportunities for a career in rigging and dogging in the building and construction industry. Dogging and rigging courses equip workers with the fundamental knowledge and skills to perform their duties safely.

Both dogging and rigging have complementary responsibilities and procedures. However, each occupation has independent training activities, courses and licences to ensure proficiency.

What is the difference between a dogging and rigging ticket?

The role of a rigger is to manage and move large equipment, materials and loads.

They also secure ropes and cables on loads to facilitate safe movement. Due to the hazardous nature of the industry, workers have to complete a rigging course. They learn the appropriate working practices, safety precautions and skills required by the role.

In Queensland, the requirements to be a rigger are to hold a basic, intermediate or advanced rigging ticket from WorkSafe. You can only apply for this licence after you have completed a rigging course.

The role of a dogger is to direct the movement of heavy loads using load-bearing gear such as cranes.

It’s their responsibility to select and maintain the lifting gear and equipment. Dogmen also guide crane operators using radios and hand signals when loads are out of sight of the operator. They ensure the loads move safely in the right direction.

In Queensland, you can get your dogging licence by studying a dogging course, obtaining your statement of attainment, and applying to WorkSafe QLD for your DG licence.

Types of Dogging and Rigging Courses in Brisbane

All riggers start out as doggers, since they need training or experience in dogging to become riggers. If your goal is to become a rigger, you must start with a dogging course to qualify for a rigging licence.

There are various dogging and rigging courses available in Brisbane. Your choice will depend on your experience level and background.

They include:

Dogging Ticket (DG)

Slinging loads safely requires workers to understand the appropriate method and the suitability of the lifting gear. A dogging course equips you with the skills to determine the nature of loads, and the basics of moving them safely.

The course relies on the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High-Risk Work. It covers all areas required to attain a High-Risk Work Licence for dogging procedures.

With this licence, you can direct cranes during load movement. You can also select and inspect lifting gear such as lifting beams, chains, shackles, and synthetic slings within Australia.

Before performing any dogging duties on site you must have a High-Risk Work Licence.

How much does a dogging course cost?

A dogging course costs around AUD$1400 (at the time of writing).

How long does a dogging (DG) licence course take?

A dogging qualification can be completed in a week with Kallibr, on site at our Brisbane training centre.

On the successful completion of a dogging (DG) course, you will receive:

A nationally recognised qualification CPCCLDG3001 Licence To Perform Dogging High Risk Work Licence (DG).

Basic Rigging Course (RB)

The introductory rigging course equips workers with the knowledge and skills to fulfil basic rigging tasks involving hoists, steel erections, moving plant and equipment, setting up safety nets and static lines and placing precast concrete members.

The course teaches you how to plan tasks, choose and examine the equipment, erect plants and structures and dismantle them.

To take this course, you must have a valid high-risk work licence for dogging (class DG) or the unit CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging.

Intermediate Rigging Course (RI)

The intermediate rigging course builds on the units covered in the introductory training. Besides the basic rigging skills, this course teaches the rigging procedures of all types of excavators, cranes, hoists, dredges and conveyors.

Once you complete the course, you’ll be able to safely rig dual lifts, tilt slabs, and other rigging tasks involved in demolishing plants or structures.

How much does a rigging course cost?

At the time of writing, a basic rigging licence course costs a little over AUD$1500, and an intermediate rigging course costs from $1697

How long does a rigging ticket course take?

Both the basic and intermediate rigging courses each take 5 days to complete.

On the successful completion of a rigging course, you will receive:

  • CPCCLRG3001 Licence To Perform Rigging Basic Level High Risk Work Licence (RB),
  • CPCCLRG3002 Licence To Perform Rigging Intermediate Level High Risk Work Licence (RI), or
  • CPCCLRG4001 Licence To Perform Rigging Advanced Level High Risk Work Licence (RA).

Who teaches dogging and rigging in Brisbane?

At Kallibr Training, we offer training and assessment for high-risk work licences in Brisbane plus short courses and qualifications for many other skills. Our expert accredited trainers teach you at well-equipped facilities to give you the most realistic experience.

You can learn both on site at our Stapylton workplace training facility, plus there is an online learning option available.

Does Kallibr offer Advanced Rigging Courses in Brisbane?

Yes – there is also an advanced rigging qualification available for setting up and dismantling very complex structures and equipment.

The advanced rigging ticket teaches you how to rig gin poles and shear legs, flying foxes and cableways, guyed derricks and structures, and suspended scaffolds and fabricated hung scaffolds for licensing purposes

Ready to begin your dogging and rigging qualification?

In any industry, workplace safety and the welfare of workers are essential. Completing your dogging or rigging qualification helps to reduce the risk and occurrence of accidents and property damage on work sites. Get in touch today to find out about our rigging and dogging courses in Brisbane.