Overhead Crane Induction Course
Due to a legislation change in Western Australia to of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996
High Risk Work Schedule 6.3 Dogging work and rigging work Division 3 cl. 4
The defination of a Dogman has been changed therefore this product can no longer be offered with slinging unless all your staff have their dogging qualifications.
Safelift Consultancy is now offering an overhead crane induction course that covers all aspects of;
site work area inspection (IAW site SOP)
crane pre-use inspection which covers the pendant (fixed or remote) for serviceability (IAW site SOP)
safety features are functioning for overhead winch and traveling stoppers
fill in site recording format for pre-inspection
how to stop a swinging load
safe storage and post inspection of the overhead crane
This course is not Nationally Accredited the duration of delivery is normally about 1½ hrs for up to 6 people.
If you would like to know more just contact Safelift Consultancy on 0417 099 003 or email email@example.com
The following is the revised defination of DOGGING WORK
“dogging work” means —
(a) applying slinging techniques for the purposes of lifting a load, including selecting the method of lifting (by consideration of the nature of the load, its mass and its centre of gravity) and inspecting lifting gear (for suitability and condition); or
(b) directing the operator of a crane or hoist in the movement of a load when the load is out of the view of the operator;
I contacted WorkSafe WA to obtain an interpretation of this defination and this is the response that was given to me;
As discussed this is WorkSafe’s position regarding the licensing of persons to perform dogging work.
Under the the National Certification Standard, which was in operation from 1 July 1994 until 30 September 2008, the word “judgement” was included in the definition of dogging work. This meant that a Certificate of Competency was required to perform dogging work only where judgement was deemed to have been exercised, or anticipated to be exercised, in relation to what sling or slings to use, how and from where the load was to be slung, and if a determination had to be made as to the mass of the load and whether it would remain stable when hoisted. Conversely, if the lifting work to be undertaken was straightforward in that it involved lifting known weights from pre-determined lifting points and using the same slings and slinging arrangement then judgement was not considered to have been exercised and as such a Certificate of Competency would not be required.
However, under the High Risk Work Licensing system, which commenced on 1 October 2008, the word “judgement” is no longer included in the definition of dogging work. Dogging work is defined in Division 3 (Dogging work and rigging work) of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 and incorporates the following:
Inspecting lifting gear to ensure that it is suitable and safe to use and the application of slinging techniques which incorporates selecting the appropriate lifting gear for the load to be slung – considering its mass, shape and centre of gravity – and the actual assembling of the lifting gear for raising, moving and placing the load.
Directing of the operator of a crane or hoist in the movement of the load when the load is out of the clear view of the operator of the crane.
The above means that in ALL situations where lifting gear is inspected, selected and assembled for the purpose of raising, moving and placing a load by a crane a High Risk Work Licence (HRWL) is required.
I also confirm my advice that the training and assessment for a HRWL for dogging cannot be conducted on an overhead travelling crane but must be conducted on a mobile crane with a boom or jib, is equipped with a hoisting rope and has the capacity to be luffed and slewed.
This information was supplied to me by;
Mr Adrian Bowen
Audit & Compliance Investigator
WorkSafe Division DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
As a training provider I must comply with the state legislation and inform you the client of this requirement. I offer dogging training as a full time time course (5 days) or it can be done part time, please view this link http://safeliftconsultancy.com.au/courses/dogging/
If you would like to know more just contact me on 0417 099 003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org