03:55 pm, Friday 20 January, 2012
In a news release, ACT Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe reminded employers in the local construction industry the importance of securing a full dogging licence to perform dogging work. This is in accordance with the new Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011.
“The requirement for a dogging licence was necessary under the previous Work Safety Regulation 2009, and this is still the case under the new legislation,” said Mr McCabe.
Dogging is done by moving large loads with the use of slinging techniques. “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,” added Mr McCabe.
He further reminded local industry members that having a ‘partial dogging licence’ is insufficient to meet the requirements of the law.
“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,” said Mr McCabe.
For enquiries on dogging licence, contact WorkSafe ACT on 6207 3000.