Dogman Operations

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Prerequisite check
  • Is this a company booking for multiple attendees?
  • Do all attendees meet the course requirements listed below?
  • Do you currently hold US 3789?
  • Have you completed a minimum of 40 verified lifts as per the perquisites??
  • Do you hold US 30072?
  • Sorry, you do not meet the requirements for our Dogman Crane courses.
  • Sorry, you must have evidence of at least 40 lifts to undertake this course. Please Contact us directly.
  • Sorry, you must hold the prerequisite US 30072 to undertake this course. Please consider : Sling Regular loads
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  • Total
  • All prices exclude GST
  • 1 Day
  • 5 attendees
  • Starting from $550.00pp (ex GST)


This course is for people working on sites where cranes are operating and there is a requirement to communicate with the operators. This includes building and construction sites, large scale manufacturing and processing, ports and stevedoring operations or any other environments where cranes are used.

The course is based on industry best practice, coaching and assessment, uses the equipment on the worksite and, where relevant is based on company procedures. It is designed for trainees with previous experience in crane operation. On course completion trainees will be able to apply theory and skills in slinging loads and communication to carry out, analyse and evaluate processes.


NZQA unit standard 30072 - Demonstrate and apply knowledge of slinging regular loads safely

Minimum verified experience of 40 lifts (slinging and directing placement of load) with at least six variations of lifting operations that may include site, crane, loads, and communication methods.

What experience is required for the crane courses?

Prior experience is very important to ensure you are able to complete the assessments required. Because every worker’s experience is unique, it is difficult to assign an exact time-based level of experience. However, in general our crane courses require at least 3 months’ workplace experience. In the case of Overhead Gantry Cranes, at least 1 month’s full-time workplace experience is required.

What is the minimum requirement to operate a crane?

Unit standard-based training delivered by an accredited training establishment is generally recommended as the minimum requirement by WorkSafe NZ. WorkSafe NZ publishes the Cranes - Approved Code of Practice, which stipulates that any training needs be supported by a robust company health and safety policy and detailed operating procedures for the specified equipment.

Can you deliver crane training at our site using our equipment?

Yes. Alternatively, we also run public crane training courses at our branches.

What do I have to do with my logbook?

The completion of a record of lifts that you have undertaken is very important to support your assessment. For the case of unit 3789, you will need verified experience of 40 lifts (slinging and directing placement of load) with at least six variations of lifting operations that may include site, crane, loads, and communication methods. Axiom can provide you with a logbook to fill out should you require one.

What do I need to bring with me to the course?

Your booking confirmation will provide specific details about your course and what you need to bring. Please also remember I.D. and your completed logbook, if required.

My business needs a range of cranes courses, can you help?

Our experienced NZQA accredited assessors and network of specialist contractors provide practical, tailored unit standard-based crane training to keep workers safe and businesses compliant. We also offer fully customised and tailored training solutions that fit your needs, contact us today to discuss your specific requirements.

What type of crane training do you offer?

Axiom provides a range of training solutions:

Short courses. Specifically designed around coaching and assessment. Short course content is specifically designed for trainees who have industry experience and work with industry and on machinery every day.

Verification of Currency.Assessment of staff capability against industry best practice in line with operational procedures.

Training. Up-skilling team members to ensure that have the right experience in preparation for unit standard assessment.

Refresher/Renewal Training. Refresh the unit standards already obtained.

Upcoming Course Dates
Course Content
  • Apply knowledge of risk management, hazard control, and rigging planning to slinging regular loads
  • Prepare and sling regular loads and safely direct a crane during crane operations
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the difference between regular loads and irregular loads
  • Demonstrate crane industry communication methods
NZQA Unit Standard Included

3789: Sling regular loads and communicate during crane operations