Required lifts for a dogging licence

Required lifts for a dogging licence

 As a part of dogman training, there are Required lifts for a dogging licence outcome that must be performed.

Dogging/ dogman work is conducted in the construction industry and other industries where loads are lifted and moved using cranes or hoists. for further information click here.

Before you try to shift a load you (the dogger) will need to assess the following:

  • The weight of the load (to decide what crane and slings to use). To determine the weight of the load you can:
  • Obtain content or weighbridge notes or other information.
  • Weigh the load.
  • Estimate the load through calculations.
  • Check whether the weight appears on the load itself or the packaging that it is delivered in.
  • The dimensions of load (to decide what slinging techniques to use).
  • The centre of gravity of the load (so that you can have the crane positioned correctly to pick up the load).

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To demonstrate competency in this unit, a candidate must meet the elements and performance criteria by slinging and directing the movement of at least five loads of differing shapes, sizes and weights.

The loads must be moved by a slewing mobile crane of a maximum rated capacity of at least seven tonnes.

Load types must include:

  • stillage containing at least ten scaffolding standards or loose steel pipes of 200 kg or more
  • ten loose steel pipes, of at least 2 m length, that need wrapping
  • an uneven load of at least two tonnes requiring slinging
  • steel plate of at least 1.5 m x 2 m x 25 mm
  • a round load with a minimum diameter of 300 mm and minimum length of 3 m.

Stillage containing at least ten scaffolding standards or loose steel pipes of 200 kg or more

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Ten loose steel pipes, of at least 2 m length, that need wrapping

An uneven load of at least two tonnes requiring slinging

Steel plate of at least 1.5 m x 2 m x 25 mm

A round load with a minimum diameter of 300 mm and minimum length of 3 m.

It is important that when performing the Required lifts for a dogging licence, you select the correct lifting gear for each load that you are lifting. Here are some examples:

Load TypeSuggested Lifting Gear
A pallet of bricksA brick or block cage.
Steel platesPlate or lifting clamps.
A single gas bottleA suitable stillage or lifting box that ensures the load is stable and secure.
A load of loose pipesSuitable stillage, pallets or slings.
Pre-cast panelsLifting clutches.
A timber trussLifting beam and/or long sling or wire.
A load that is easily damagedSynthetic webbing slings.
A bulky load or a load with uneven weight disbursementLifting beam.

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