Dogman: Sling Complex Loads

Dogman Sling Complex Loads
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  • 2 Days
  • 7 attendees


This course is designed for people working on sites where cranes in use and there is a requirement to communicate with crane operators at a more advanced level, such as with complex loads. This includes building and construction sites, large scale manufacturing and processing, ports and stevedoring operations or any other environments where cranes are used.

Complex loads are also referred to as irregular loads. They have one or more of the following characteristics: unequal weight distribution, eccentric loading, irregular shape and proportions with or without set lifting points.

On course completion trainees will be able to apply theory and skills in slinging complex or irregular loads This course is based on coaching and assessment only and is designed for trainees with experience in slinging complex loads. The assessment will be completed within the work environment.


NZQA Unit Standards

30072 – Demonstrate knowledge of slinging regular loads

3789 - Sling and communicate loads during crane operation

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If you’d like this course to be run at your workplace, please submit your request here.

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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.


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.

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Course Content
  • Describe the purpose and use of types of lifting equipment
  • Identify factors affecting the safe operation of the crane
  • Select lifting equipment and apply sling and lifting gear to the load
  • Select and apply packing and dunnage to crane lift situations
  • Prepare and sling complex loads
NZQA Unit Standard Included

3801: Sling complex loads for crane operations


This course is run at your worksite and is tailored to your organisational needs. Please contact us for pricing, or complete an on-site booking request using the Book Now button above.