If you enjoy practical outdoor work, are good at judging distances, estimating weights, and place high importance on teamwork and communication then take a closer look at the work of a dogger.

Doggers work with  crane operators to safely and efficiently sling and direct loads handled by cranes on construction sites.  They need to be able to make decisions on what type of slinging or lifting equipment is required for the job at hand, and how to sling a load that is freely suspended by any type of crane. Doggers work both in and out of the view of crane operators so communication is by hand signals, whistles and two-way radios. They have to be continually alert for people and objects that may get in the path of the load to avoid accidents.

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