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Dogging and rigging work

High Risk Work

Dogging and rigging work has been classed as high risk work since 1 September 2010. To undertake this work you need a Licence to Perform High Risk Work.

To get a new qualification in dogging and/or rigging work you must undertake appropriate training and be assessed as competent by an Assessor who is accredited with SafeWork SA (PDF 45kb). For further details see Getting a new licence or adding a class.

There are four classes of dogging and rigging work:

Dogging (Class DG) consists of the application of slinging techniques to move a load (including the selection and inspection of lifting gear) and/or the directing of a crane/hoist operator in the movement of a load when the load is out of the view of the crane/hoist operator
Basic rigging (Class RB)

consists of dogging work, as well as rigging work involving:

  • Structural steel erection
  • Hoists
  • Pre-cast concrete members of a structure
  • Safety nets and static lines
  • Mast climbing work platforms
  • Perimeter safety screens and shutters, and
  • Cantilevered crane-loading platforms
Intermediate rigging (Class RI)

consists of all basic rigging work, as well as rigging work involving:

  • Hoists with jibs and self-climbing hoists
  • Cranes, conveyors, dredges and excavators
  • Tilt slabs
  • Demolition of structures or plant
  • Dual lifts
Advanced rigging (Class RA)

consists of all intermediate rigging work, as well as rigging work involving:

  • Gin poles and shear legs
  • Flying foxes and cableways
  • Guyed derricks and structures
  • Suspended scaffolds and fabricated hung scaffolds