The ACT Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe has published a reminder for those undertaking dogging work in the ACT to ensure they are licensed.
Those of our readers who’ve been on the internet too long will be surprised we’re regulating this sort of thing.
Those readers may be relieved to learn that dogging in this case is related to slings and hoists…
The Regulation defines ‘dogging work’ as the application of slinging techniques, including the selection and inspection of lifting gear, to safely sling a load.
“For example, this would include work that involved the slinging of loads from excavators on construction sites when excavators are used to sling a load of pipes to facilitate their movement from one part of the site to another,” Mr McCabe continued.
Mr McCabe reminded local industry members that the holding of some form of ‘partial dogging licence’ is insufficient to meet the requirements of the law. “WorkSafe ACT has received a number of enquiries in recent months regarding partial dogging licences.
Employers and workers should be aware that a full dogging licence is required for this kind of work to be undertaken.
“If employers and workers are unsure if the course they are attending will meet dogging requirements, they should contact WorkSafe ACT and check that the licence will be compliant with the legislation. This will save them a lot of time and money in the long run,” concluded Mr McCabe.
If you have an enquiry regarding your dogging licence, contact WorkSafe ACT on 6207 3000.
Well I’m glad we’ve cleared that up.