If you’re looking to become a dogger or start your career in the rigging industry, you’ll need to complete a nationally recognised training course. Then, you can apply to your local workplace health and safety authority for a dogman ticket.

However, the first step is to choose the right training organisation to complete your dogging training.

Which training provider should you choose?

Taught by industry professionals, the Kallibr dogging course will help you get your nationally recognised dogman ticket.

Choose from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane locations for professional training, high-quality hands-on instruction, and a fast-tracked 5-day course.

Kallibr prides itself on real equipment and real site conditions, meaning you can get a true feel for what it’s like working on a job site, however, you’re in a safe and controlled environment whilst you’re still learning.

We’re specialists in high-risk work licences, with experienced and knowledgeable trainers across a range of areas including lifting, access, earthmoving and safety.

One of our most popular courses is our dogging (DG) course, which runs most weeks throughout the year.

How long does the dogging course take?

This dogging training course conducted by Kallibr takes 5 days and courses generally begin on a Monday.

With both a practical and theory component, we offer this course at all of our training facilities, or at your own site, provided you have adequate equipment available to conduct the training properly. You can find a list of the necessary equipment here.

Dogman course outline

Dogging is basically the practice of using different slinging techniques used to shift loads. However, it is much more than attaching a few chains and loading up some supplies.

Doggers are tasked with directing the hoist or crane operators who are moving the load, meaning they are the crane operators ‘eyes’ and as such have an incredibly important job to do on a building site.

Understanding how to communicate with a crane operator, as well as select the right lifting gear, slings, chains and other equipment is vital to conducting this role safely, so to work as a dogger you need to be professionally trained.

Before you secure a job as a dogger, you’ll need to complete the course code CPCCLDG3001, which is a nationally recognised qualification “Licence to Perform Dogging (DG)”. This training course ensures you fully understand how to direct load movements for cranes, select and inspect lifting equipment such as chains, synthetic slings, shackles and lifting beams, on any construction site within Australia.

On completion of the course, you will have gained the following skills and knowledge:

  • Plan operations, including hazard management and consultation
  • Select and inspect appropriate lifting equipment for operations
  • Prepare site and lifting equipment for operations
  • Rig loads and direct crane movements
  • Conclude operations safely, including shutting down and packing up equipment following site-specific procedures

Train with Kallibr to get your dogging licence

Fast track your career and book a training course with Kallibr. Contact us to find out more or book your dogman ticket training course online.