Course Overview


Harness offers a five day Licence to perform dogging training course which covers all the skills and knowledge required for slinging techniques‚ selection and inspection of lifting gear and/or the directing of the crane/operator in the movement of the load. 

This unit is based upon the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work. 

Please note: This course is only available at client sites and not available at Harness training facilities 

Learning Outcomes:

  • CPCCLDG3001 - Licence to 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. Please note: RPL is not available for licensed courses.

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 job
  • Site information is obtained and related to the task 
  • Hazards and potential hazards associated with the slinging and directing of loads are identified 
  • Hazard control measures consistent with appropriate standards are identified to ensure the safety of personnel and equipment 
  • The weight, dimensions and centre of gravity of the load are identified and assessed 
  • Suitable lifting/slinging points on the load are identified 
  • Appropriate lifting equipment needs are assessed 
  • Appropriate communication methods are assessed with crane / operators and other appropriate personnel 
  • Manufacturer's specifications/information is obtained for special loads where necessary 
2. Select and inspect equipment 
  • Lifting equipment appropriate to the task is selected 
  • Lifting equipment is inspected for serviceability 
  • Damaged or excessively worn lifting equipment is identified, labelled and rejected 
  • Appropriate communication methods for the crane/operator and appropriate personnel are selected 
  • Appropriate communication equipment is selected and its serviceability is checked 
  • Appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) is selected and checked 
3. Prepare site and equipment 
  • Hazard prevention/control measures are applied consistent with appropriate standards to ensure the safety of personnel and equipment 
  • Appropriate slinging method is selected 
  • Lifting equipment is prepared and assembled where appropriate 
  • Load destination is prepared 
4. Perform task
  • Lifting equipment is attached and secured to the lifting hook using appropriate techniques 
  • Lifting hook is positioned over the load centre of gravity 
  • Lifting equipment is attached and secured to the load in an appropriate manner 
  • Tag line is attached and secured where appropriate 
  • Test lift is conducted to ensure security of load 
  • Load is moved maintaining stability and control at all times 
  • Appropriate communication methods and communication signals are applied to safely coordinate the load movement both within sight and out-of-sight of crane operator 
  • The load is landed to ensure that it is stable and secure from movement 
  • Lifting equipment is removed or disconnected from load and prepared for next task or storage 
5. Shut down job and clean up 
  • Unserviceable lifting equipment inspected and rejected 
  • Defective equipment is isolated and tagged 
  • Lifting equipment is stored in accordance with procedures and appropriate standards 
  • Hazard prevention/control measures are removed where appropriate 
  • Excess materials from the work area are removed (where applicable) 
  • Defects are reported and recorded according to procedures and appropriate action is taken 

Contact us on  1800 HARNESS ( 61 7 3292 0700) or email today to find out more!

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