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Sling complex loads for crane operations (Advanced Dogman) Unit Standard 3801

Course Aim
This course is based on industry best practice and designed for people with experience in the rigging of complex or irregular loads in crane operation environments.     Combining theory and practical assessments participants will demonstrate the following skills.

Course Overview                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Theory and practical assessments covering the following: 

  • Describe the purpose and use of types of lifting equipment
  • Select lifting equipment and apply sling and lifting gear to the load
  • Select and apply packing and dunnage to crane lift situations
  • Prepare and sling complex loads
  • Identify factors affecting the safe operation of the crane


  • Minimum 28 working days practice on slinging complex or irregular loads
  • Must hold unit standard 3789
  • 6 months experience as a Dogman advisable 
  • Assessment must be carried out using either a slewing crane with a 10 tonne minimum capacity;
  • Or a tower crane or self-erecting tower crane with a 4 tonne minimum capacity

NZQA Unit Standard
Prepare and sling complex loads for crane operations - Level 4, Credits 25

Attendance Numbers: Minimum 3 - maximum 6

Course Duration: Approx. 8 hours (course pre-reading required)

Course Location: TBC

Course Costs: $650.00+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.