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Knowledge of Slinging Regular Loads Safely Unit Standard 30072

Course Aim
Unit 30072 is the new starting point for rigging and crane operator qualifications.                                                                                                                               It is the requirement for entry into future training and there for an essential first step in the industry and a new career.

This unit standard is an introductory standard and is also a pre-requisite unit standard for the cranes unit standards: 16617, 20208, 3800 and 3789, and those used in other industries. Unit 3789 is required by the Approved Code of Practice for Cranes to operate as a Dogman rigging and slinging loads.

Course Overview
Theory and practical assessments covering the following: 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of hazards, hazard control, and lift planning
  • Demonstrate knowledge of lifting gear and working load limit (WLL) tables
  • Preparation for and slinging regular loads safely
  • Correct selection and use of rigging equipment, knots and dunnage


  • 16 years or older, employed within the crane industry or working around cranes
  • The client is responsible for providing certified lifting and rigging equipment and a certified crane for assessment
    NZQA Unit Standard

30072: Demonstrate and apply knowledge of slinging regular loads safely  -  Level 3, Credits 14

Attendance Numbers: Minimum 4 - maximum 10
Course Duration: Approx. 6-8hrs dependent on experience

Course Location: TBC

Course Costs: $550.00+gst per person 

Mileage$100.00+gst to Auckland, Hamilton & Tauranga and .95c+gst per km everywhere else

(Minimum number charges will be applied if minimum numbers are not met)

For more information, please refer to the trainee handbook or the student information section of our website.