Dogging and rigging operation

DG Dogging

For the purposes of licensing, dogging is defined as applying slinging techniques, including selecting and/or inspecting lifting gear, or directing a crane or hoist operator in the movement of the load when the load is out of view of the operator.

Slinging techniques is the exercising of judgement in relation to the suitability and condition of lifting gear and the method of slinging, by considering the nature of the load, its mass and its centre of gravity.

You do not require a licence if you are slinging loads that don't involve slinging techniques.

You can carry out dogging work if you hold a basic, intermediate or advanced rigging licence.

RB Basic Rigging

For the purposes of licensing, rigging is defined as work involving the use of mechanical load shifting equipment and associated gear to move, place or secure a load including plant, equipment or members of a building or structure and to ensure the stability of those members. It also includes the setting up and dismantling of cranes and hoists.

A basic rigging licence encompasses the requirements for a dogging licence.

The scope of work for basic rigging includes:

  • dogging work
  • structural steel erection
  • particular hoists
  • placement of pre-cast concrete members of a structure
  • safety nets and static lines
  • mast climbing work platforms
  • perimeter safety screens and shutters
  • cantilevered crane loading platforms.

Basic rigging does not include:

  • rigging of cranes, conveyors, dredges and excavators
  • tilt slabs
  • all hoists with jibs and self-climbing hoists
  • demolition of structures or plant
  • dual lifts
  • rigging of gin poles and shear legs
  • flying foxes and cableways
  • guyed derricks and structures
  • suspended scaffolds and fabricated hung scaffolds.

It is a prerequisite that applicants for the basic rigging licence already hold or have previously passed assessment for a dogging licence or alternatively assessment for the applicants must incorporate the requirements for dogging assessments.

RI Intermediate rigging

It is a prerequisite that applicants for the intermediate rigging licence already hold or have previously passed assessment for a dogging and basic rigging licence. Alternatively, assessment for applicants for the intermediate licence must incorporate the requirements of dogging and basic rigging licence assessments.

The scope of work for intermediate rigging includes:

  • rigging work in the class basic rigging
  • hoists with jibs and self-climbing hoists
  • rigging of cranes, conveyors, dredges and excavators
  • tilt-slabs
  • demolition of structures or plant
  • dual lifts.

Intermediate rigging work does not include:

  • rigging of gin poles and shear legs
  • flying foxes and cableways
  • guyed derricks and structures
  • suspended scaffolds and fabricated hung scaffolds.

RA Advanced rigging

It is a prerequisite that applicants for the advanced rigging licence already hold or have previously passed assessment for a dogging, basic and intermediate rigging licence.

The scope of work for advanced rigging includes:

  • rigging work in the class intermediate rigging
  • rigging of gin poles and shear legs
  • flying foxes and cableways
  • guyed derricks and structures
  • suspended scaffolds and fabricated hung scaffolds