Crane operation is a specialist skill, the completion of unit 30072 is the starting point for crane operator and dogman qualifications and establishes the pre- requisite requirements for entry into future training.

Who should attend

This course is designed for anyone working or wanting to work within sites where cranes are currently being operated. As the foundation unit for all future crane operator and dogman qualifications the completion of this unit is an essential first step towards further training.

Course Content

  • Knowledge of hazards, hazard control, and lift planning.
  • Knowledge of lifting gear and working load limit (WLL) tables.
  • Preparation for, and slinging regular loads safely.

This Course is based on industry Best Practice, equipment on the worksite and relevant company procedures.

Attendance Capacity

Future crane training sets a maximum number of attendees per course. AMS Group sets the maximum attendance for this course to reflect the requirements of future course options. Maximum attendance will be 4 – 7 learners.


For entry into all AMS Group courses, trainees must be 16 years of age or over. Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.0. Proof of this will be required.

Special note

AMS Group Crane Trainers are hand-picked with extensive industry experience and have been training for many years. Our trainers use their extensive experience and industry knowledge to deliver a solution that will provide you with the assurance that your team are in the best hands.

NZQA Unit Standard(s)

AMS Group's Dogman Complex Loads Course meets the requirements of the following unit standard.

Unit Standard Title Credit Value
30072 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of slinging regular loads safely                                                  14

Scheduled Course Locations

Please note that courses are available at a number of AMS Group branch locations, these are listed below. If there are no course locations shown below, courses can be arranged to be delivered at your place of work. Contact us to  find out more about our on-site training options available for this course or enquire below.