Rigger vs Dogman

andrea rowe

Andrea Rowe

| August 04 2014

Rigger vs Dogman

We have been asked a few times lately - what is the difference between a rigger and a dogman?

Both roles require a “high risk work” licence and are often seen on construction sites or in facilities with cranes or hoists. So the question is – Do we need a qualified rigger or dogman? Depends upon what you need done. Below is a summary description of what the respective training qualifications allow for each role.

A licensed Dogman can:

  • Select and inspect lifting gear;
  • Sling loads per trained techniques;
  • Direct a crane or hoist operator in the movement of loads.

Basic Rigging
A licensed Basic Rigger can:

  • Move plant and equipment;
  • Erect steel & material hoists;
  • Install static lines and safety nets;
  • Erect mast climbing personnel platforms;
  • Install and maintain perimeter safety screens & shutters & crane loading bay platforms.

Intermediate Rigging
Intermediate Riggers can:

  • Rig cranes, conveyors, dredges and excavators;
  • Erect precast concrete panels and tilt up panels;
  • Demolition work;
  • Dual crane lifts;
  • Erect material and man hoists.

Advanced Rigging
Advanced Riggers can:

  • Rig: gin poles, shear legs, flying foxes, cable ways, guyed derricks and guyed structures.
  • Erect suspended scaffolds and fabricated hung scaffolds.