Slinging and Communication – Dogman

This course is for those who are required to communicate with crane operators. It provides students with the ability to apply risk management and hazard control knowledge; plan to rig and sling loads; prepare and sling regular loads and communicate during operations.

This unit standard is required by the Approved Code of Practice for Cranes to operate as a Dogman slinging loads. It is also a pre-requisite unit standard for a number of other crane unit standards.


Upon successful completion of this course students will be issued with a certificate.

Unit Standard: 3789 L3 C15 V9

Course Content

The course focuses on:

  • Risk management and hazard controls.
  • Regular loads and irregular loads.
  • Pre lift planning.
  • Lifting equipment rating charts.
  • Factors of safety for slings.
  • Crane communications and signals.
  • Inspections of slings.
  • Preparing and slinging regular loads and safely directing a crane during crane operations.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of risk management, hazard control, and rigging planning to slinging regular loads.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the difference between regular loads and irregular loads.
  • Demonstrate crane industry communication methods.
  • Prepare and sling regular loads, and safely direct a crane during crane operations.

Course structure

A combination of theoretical and practical training. There is a theory assessment for all students, followed by an individual practical assessment per student.


US 30072. For those experienced in the field, the pre-requisite may be waived on the basis of an attestation that indicates the trainee is able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills that are equivalent to the requirements of the unit standard 30072.


Evidence for directing cranes capable of slewing and luffing for at least 40 lifts using hand signals and 2-way radios in your working environment. The evidence of this will be through your workplace Crane Operators Logbooks or through a student logbook signed by your supervisor. This evidence can be gathered before the theory session or after. The unit will not be awarded until theory, practical and log book evidence is completed.

Assessment process

Theory assessment followed by practical assessment which takes place when student is ready/has shown that they can perform all tasks required. Assessment involves two observed lifts including preparing and slinging loads and safely directing crane operations.


To maintain current competency, it is recommended that refresher training occurs regularly. Depending on the industry you work in this may vary. Current Wood Training recommendation is every three years. If Customer premises the following requirements are needed to be in place:

  • Allocated training area.
  • Certified Mobile Crane.
  • Certified lifting equipment.
  • Two different types of regular loads to lift, move and place.
  • Two way radio’s (two of).

Items to bring

  • Correct PPE for practical component (e.g. hard hat, overalls, gloves, steel cap shoes, Hi-Viz, ear protection).
  • Comfortable clothing suitable for classroom situation.
  • Photo ID
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Course Length

1 Day


Wood Training Centre
26 Manadon St
New Plymouth

or at customer premises.


$530 + GST per person

Group rates available

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Meet The Trainers

Bob Korewha

Bob Korewha

Bob Korewha

There isn’t much that Bob can’t drive or operate.  Bob is a MITO, and Connexis registered assessor, a Competenz registered Forklift Trainer and an NZTA approved assessor.  Bob started his career as a Driver/Operator within the Transport and Building Industries and has spent the last 20 years training people on safe driving and operating equipment.  He believes in giving the right information to the candidate so that they can make the right decisions out there in the workplace, that teaching the safe use of heavy machinery includes a strong approach to forming a safety culture at their workplace so that the operator goes home safe every day.

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