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Complex Loads (Dogman)

Key Information

Duration: 2 Days

Maximum Attendees: 7

Training available at your own workplace

Price (excl GST)

$4520 Company Booking

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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.

Please bring along your ID - We need to verify the identity of students in attendance, please bring ID with you on the day of training.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe the purpose and use of types of lifting equipment
  2. Identify factors affecting the safe operation of the crane
  3. Select lifting equipment and apply sling and lifting gear to the load
  4. Select and apply packing and dunnage to crane lift situations
  5. Prepare and sling complex loads


  1. 30072 – Demonstrate knowledge of slinging regular loads
  2. 3789 - Sling and communicate loads during crane operation

Entry Criteria:

  1. All students are required to have a level of written and oral English equivalent to NCEA level 1 (year 11) or IELTS 5.5 or higher, to be eligible to attend our courses. The person responsible for making bookings or authorising attendance on the course must agree to these Terms and Conditions prior to acceptance of their student(s) onto the course. Where a student does not meet our English language requirement a reader/writer must be supplied by the student or the person responsible for authorising the student’s attendance. The reader/writer cannot be another student attending the same course.

NZQA Unit Standards Included

  • Unit Standards - CL





    3801 4


    People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare and sling complex loads for crane operations