Dogman Operations

After an industry review with, unit standards 16617, 3789 and 3800 will require unit 30072 as a pre-requisite.

Overview : Unit Standard 3789: Sling regular loads and communicate during crane operations  

This course is designed for industry operators currently working on sites where cranes are operating and where there is a requirement to communicate with the operators.  These will include building and construction, large scale manufacturing and processing, ports and stevedoring operations or any other environments that requires the use of cranes.

Course Content

By completing this 1 day course, and based on the trainee's practical experience, at the end of this programme, trainees will be able to apply theory and skills in slinging loads and communication to carry out, analyse, and evaluate processes, through practical experience. This course is based on coaching and assessment and is designed for trainees with experience in crane operation.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • apply knowledge of risk management, hazard control, and rigging planning to slinging regular loads;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the difference between regular loads and irregular loads;
  • demonstrate crane industry communication methods; and
  • prepare and sling regular loads, and safely direct a crane during crane operations.

This course is based on industry best practice and based on the equipment on the worksite and where relevant company procedures. For more information on Crane operation and codes of practice, please refer to the links below:

Please note that if you are looking to provide your workers with training, AMS Group has training only options available, refresher training and options for operational evaluation (verification of currency). Please contact us to find out more.


  • Unit standard 30072, Demonstrate and apply knowledge of slinging regular loads safely is required for entry into unit 3789.
  • Be 16 years of age or over
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.0 (General Training). Proof of this will be required. 
Please note: Unit 30072, is avaiable from AMS Group. Please contact AMS Group to discuss your options. Please refer to the terms and conditions for more information on these course pre-requisites.

NZQA Unit Standards Included

AMS Group's Dogman operation course meets the requirements of the following unit standard.

Unit Standard Title Credit Value
3789 Sling regular loads and communicate during crane operations 15


1 Day 

If you have any inexperienced team members that do not reach the 3 months experience prerequisite, AMS Group is able to offer training only options, with coaching and assessment completed at a later date. Find out more about your training options.

Attendance Capacity

Minimum of  5 and a Maximum of 5 Trainees


Course Fees - Auckland Public Course Only

$816 + GST per person

Course costs include all learning materials and completion certificate. Costs also include registration of unit standard credits with NZQA. 

Please note that the difference in course fees for this course and booking a course on your site relates to the delivery costs of the Auckland course, including venue and machinery costs for the day.

Course Fees - Onsite Bookings Only


Important Notes

  • Discounts may apply for group bookings and training delivered on your equipment on your site, contact us today.
  • The course location for the Auckland Training is:

180 Fred Taylor Drive

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Dogman Operation Training Options

If  you are looking to provide your workers with training, AMS Group has training only options available where workers do not have the required experience.  Other training options include refresher training and options for operational evaluation. Please contact us to find out how we are able to assist with all training, coaching and assessment within your operation.

AMS Group Crane Trainers

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 to deliver a solution that will provide you with the assurance that your team are in the best hands.


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.