Why Choose Harness?

Harness is a leader in safety training and a major player in labour hire across a diverse range of mid-high risk environments and industries. With over a decade of operation, zero non-conformance issues since our inception as a Registered Training Organisation, we now train over 8,000 personnel each year – consistently supplying our clients with compliant, well-trained and safe employees. Through our rigorous training and passionate instructors, it is our vision to prevent fatalities and injuries, minimise down-time and reduce associated costs to individuals, to families, and to businesses.


Harness offers a five day Perform dogging training course which covers all the skills and knowledge required to perform dogging, including planning for dogging, preparing dogging equipment and moving loads. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • RIIHAN208D - Perform Dogging

Learning Methods:

The mode of delivery for this course is face to face in a classroom environment as well as significant practical elements outside of the classroom. 

In the delivery of this course, our trainers focus on providing an individualised adult learning environment that considers the learner’s experience and employment history. 

Theory is presented in a supportive learner centered environment designed to provide functional theoretical knowledge that is directly applicable to real world tasks.

Learning materials provided include the Harness student handbook and participants will be advised in advance of attending the course if there are any materials to be provided by them.

The assessment for this course has been designed to assess the individual to the Australian Qualification Framework, relevant Training Package, Australian and Industry expectations, as well as Commonwealth and State Legislation. 

Course Content

Throughout the Harness course our trainers will cover off the below operations ensuring a comprehensive understanding of both practical and theoretical elements. 

1. Plan and prepare for dogging
  • Access, interpret and apply dogging compliance documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant 
  • Obtain, read, interpret, clarify and confirm work requirements and safety information before proceeding 
  • Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities 
  • Develop a preliminary dogging plan and site sketch considering essential information 
  • Check and confirm job feasibility and schedule with the load designer and other relevant persons 
  • Finalise and confirm dogging plan, including the scheduling of required resources 
  • Identify and implement signage and/or barricading requirements 
2. Prepare dogging equipment
  • Identify, select, inspect and verify as serviceable dogging equipment, materials and tools required for the plan 
  • Label for repair or disposal unserviceable equipment, materials and tools 
  • Communicate and coordinate job sequencing schedule with team 
  • Calculate load mass and centre of gravity using load charts and standard calculations 
  • Calculate load in slings and equipment to suit job requirements 
3. Move loads
  • Perform load moving in accordance with the plan and acceptable safe work practices, standards and codes and specifications 
  • Perform work safely at heights, within uncompleted structures and/or in confined and enclosed spaces 
  • Connect lifting gear to load 
  • Connect load to movement device using appropriate and certified equipment in accordance with relevant standards 
  • Ensure stability of the load by application of load movement procedures, temporary bracing and/or load support appropriate to the task 
  • Follow appropriate designer's specifications during the placement and securing of the load 
  • Direct load to landing position using communication compliant with Australian standards and site procedures 
4. Clean up
  • Dismantle and inspect load shifting equipment 
  • Clear work area of materials by disposing, reusing or recycling 
  • Check, clean, maintain and store tools and equipment 
  • Apply work completion procedures, notify personnel of work completion 

Contact us on  1800 HARNESS ( 61 7 3292 0700) or email admin@harnessenergy.com.au today to find out more!

You can view our terms and conditions and student handbook here before making a decision to train with us.