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Minimise Risk & Maximise Productivity With Dogman Training

One of the biggest causes of workplace accidents and injuries is human error. In industries where heavy loads need to be lifted and moved, such as construction and mining, the role of a Dogman is critical in maintaining a safe and efficient workplace.

With over 30 years of industry experience, HOST Safety and Training are a provider of industry-leading safety courses and training to workers and clients across Gladstone. Our Licence to perform dogging courses are designed to help individuals, groups, and organisations minimise risks and maximise productivity when conducting dogger activities.

Take steps towards workplace health and safety today. Get in touch and learn how HOST Safety and Training can help you minimise risk and maximise productivity in the workplace.

Gain Expert Skills With Host Safety & Training

When it comes to dogging training, choosing the right training provider is crucial! HOST Safety and Training stands out as a leading RTO offering a range of safety training courses delivered on-site or at our purpose-built training locations in Gladstone.

Our dogman courses are designed to equip participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to perform their roles safely and effectively. Delivered by qualified and experienced trainers, our courses drive cultural change around safety, ensure high knowledge retention rates, and offer a high return on investment.

Choose HOST Safety and Training for your dogging training needs and make safety a top priority in your workplace. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your safety and productivity goals.

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Dogman Course Gladstone - crane setting up scaffholding
Dogman Course Gladstone - crane setting up scaffholding

Why Do I Need Gladstone Dogman Training?

Workers who are adequately trained as Dogmen play a crucial role in maintaining workplace safety and productivity. A significant part of the Dogging profession involves using good judgment when selecting the best lifting gear for the job and securing it to the load. Failure to rig a load correctly can result in serious and potentially fatal accidents on site, making training critical.

At HOST Safety and Training, we understand the importance of safety and hands-on experience. Our dogman training courses in Gladstone focus on providing participants with the skills and knowledge they need to conduct dogging operations effectively and safely. Our experienced trainers ensure that participants receive practical, real-world training that can be applied in their workplace. Don’t compromise on safety – enrol in our dogman training course today and gain the skills you need to work confidently and safely.

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    Key Elements of Our Dogging Course

    Dogging is a critical function on any construction site, requiring a range of skills and knowledge to perform safely and effectively. At HOST Safety and Training, we understand the complexities of this industry and occupation and offer practical, hands-on training to equip participants with the skills they need.

    Our licence to perform dogging course course includes both theoretical and practical components and covers the following topics:

    • The selection and inspection of lifting gear
    • Slinging loads using professionally trained techniques.
    • Directing the crane Operator during load movement
    • Lifts in general
    • Ensuring that all lifting gear is inspected before and after each lift to ensure that it is not weakened or damaged
    • Ensure the safety of anyone working in the proximity of the crane and live loads

    Our nationally recognised qualification is designed to prepare participants for a range of dogging roles on-site, ensuring they are site-ready and confident in their abilities. Upon successful completion of training and assessment, participants will be issued a Statement of Attainment and a National Licence to conduct high-risk employment.

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    How Do I Apply?

    To be able to conduct basic dogging work safely, you will need to be trained and assessed at a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) as well as hold a high-risk work licence (HRWL). Australian Law requires all dogging course applicants to fulfil the following conditions.


    Applicants but be at the age of 18 years old and above before a rigging ticket course application

    English Understanding

    It is required that the trainees understand the training course. Effective communication is vital to absorb information, thus, participants must have a basic knowledge of both verbal and written English.

    Proof of Identity

    Must present evidence of identity before getting accepted for rigging ticket training.

    Unique Student Identifier

    All trainees must be in possession of USI. This is a unique reference number given to trainees who are learning vocational education training.

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    Dogman Training For A Better Workplace

    At HOST Safety and Training, we are dedicated to providing superior services and quality courses to help workers achieve their certification and succeed in their careers. With a team of professionals boasting years of industry experience, we are committed to delivering technical training and expertise across a wide range of industries.

    Our Gladstone training facilities offer face-to-face training in a range of courses, including our nationally recognised dogging course. Whether you are already in the construction industry and seeking licence upgrades, or an individual looking to gain new skills and employment opportunities, our courses are designed to meet your needs.

    Don’t settle for second best – choose HOST Safety and Training for superior courses, expert services, and the support you need to upskill and earn your dogman ticket today.

    Dogging Training FAQs

    Dogging and rigging are both important roles in the construction and industrial industries, but they differ in their responsibilities and training requirements. Dogging involves the use of slinging techniques and equipment to safely lift and move loads, while rigging involves the assembly, installation, and disassembly of cranes, hoists, and other lifting equipment. Dogger work is typically considered a more entry-level position, while rigging requires additional knowledge and training.

    Dogging work is considered a high-risk occupation due to the potential for serious injury or death. This is why it is required that workers obtain a high-risk work licence and undergo dogger training to ensure that workers are competent and knowledgeable in the necessary safety procedures and working techniques.

    While a dogman qualification and knowledge can last forever, a dogman licence card will need renewal every five years. It is important to note that workers are unable to perform dogging activities without an up-to-date licence.

    At HOST Safety and Training, we offer courses for those who are looking to update their knowledge, maintain current safety standards and ensure they remain accredited as a Dogman. Contact us today to find out more about our dogman courses and training.

    Our licence to perform dogging course courses cost $1210 (no GST) per person. We also offer customised quotes for group or corporate bookings.

    Our dogging courses are delivered over five (5) days, with assessments delivered face-to-face at any of our facilities or onsite.

    Upon successful completion of a licence to perform dogging course and its units of competency, participants are awarded a High-Risk Work Licence, as well as a statement of attainment that allows participants to seek employment in the construction industry as a dogger.

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