Lifting a Load
We are often asked the question about ‘who can perform a lift’, and ‘what is a Dogman or Rigger and do those qualifications apply to the work that we do’. All good questions, here is a short summary which will help start the discussion:
The safe lifting of loads by cranes is generally dependant on a combination of:
- Trained and competent personnel
- The use of approved and maintained lifting equipment and cranes
- Following established lifting procedures/plans
All personnel who plan crane lifts or direct/control a crane or hoist lift must have the appropriate levels of competency and High Risk Work License.
A High Risk Work License is required when:
- An individual is required to exercise judgement in relation to the appropriate slinging techniques (selection of lifting gear, weights and centres of gravity)
- There is a need to direct an operator or operate a crane or hoist to move a load
Dogging & Rigging
Competencies include the application of slinging techniques to move a load, including the selection and inspection of lifting gear, as well as the direction of a crane or hoist operator in the movement of a load when the load is out of the view of the crane/hoist operator
Rigging competencies include the use of mechanical load shifting equipment and associated gear to move, place or secure a load using plant, equipment or members of a building or structure, to ensure the stability of those members and for the setting up and dismantling of cranes and hoists
A person performing high risk slinging, crane operation work must hold a relevant licence. Only approved registered training organisations (RTO’s) can deliver training and conduct assessment for high risk work licenses.
Please contact SafeWork SA to discuss your requirements further