A dogman ticket, also known as a dogging ticket, is a certification that confirms a person’s competency to perform dogging operations on a construction site. Dogging operations involve the use of slings, chains, ropes, or other equipment to move and position loads that cannot be moved by hand. A dogman is responsible for signaling and directing the crane or hoist operator to move the load into the correct position.
The dogman ticket is typically obtained by completing a training course that covers the essential knowledge and skills required to perform dogging operations safely and effectively. The course is usually conducted by a registered training organization (RTO) and includes both theory and practical components.
During the course, participants will learn about the relevant occupational health and safety (OH&S) regulations and standards, as well as the different types of equipment, slinging techniques, and signaling procedures used in dogging operations. They will also learn how to calculate the weight and center of gravity of loads, how to select appropriate slings and lifting gear, and how to communicate effectively with crane or hoist operators.
Upon successful completion of the dogman training course, participants will be issued with a dogman ticket, which is a nationally recognized certification that confirms their competency to perform dogging operations on a construction site. The dogman ticket is typically valid for five years, after which the holder will need to complete refresher training to renew their certification.