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Work Safely In The Vicinity Of Live Electrical Apparatus As A Non-Electrical Worker

What Is Dogging?

Workers who need to exercise judgement to sling loads or who direct crane movement from outside the crane operator’s full view (such as with whistle signals or radio)

Dogging consists of two main aspects:

  • The slinging techniques used for moving a load (including the selection and inspection of lifting equipment).
  • The directing of a hoist or crane operator who is moving a load, when the load is out of the operator’s view.

Simply put, someone who engages in dogging is called a Dogger.

Course Description:

Course Description

This program is designed to ensure compliance with safety protocols when working in proximity to energized electrical apparatus, including electrical powerlines. Specifically tailored for non-electrical workers, the training covers tasks such as telecommunications, vegetation control, scaffolding, rigging, painting, and any other activities requiring compliance with safety requirements near live electrical apparatus.

Key components of the program include:

1. **Safe Approach Distance:**
– Understanding and adhering to the defined “safe approach distance” when working near energized electrical apparatus.

2. **Work Functions for Non-Electrical Workers:**
– Addressing various work functions performed by non-electrical workers, emphasizing safety and compliance with established procedures.

3. **Risk Assessment Control Measures:**
– Preparation of risk assessments and implementing control measures, incorporating job safety assessments.

4. **Exclusion of Work in the “Safe Working Zone”:**
– Clarifying that the unit excludes tasks performed within the “safe working zone” by other competent operatives, such as qualified electricians and allied technicians.

This program equips non-electrical workers with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform their designated tasks safely in the vicinity of live electrical apparatus, contributing to overall workplace safety.

Course Outcomes:

  • Requirements for HRW Licence.
  • OH&S Legislation (Acts, Regulations and Duty of Care)
  • Application of Australian Standards and National Standards.
  • Selecting Lifting Equipment
  • Inspecting Lifting Equipment (i.e. prior to use)
  • Deciding on Slinging Methods
  • Directing Crane Operators (when loads are out of view)

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