Riggers & Dogman

With our amazing staff at the heart of our business, we know that when you hire a mobile crane from us, you’ll get great service every time. 

We believe that great companies stem from great employees, which is why Associated Rigging only hire the best, brightest, and most experienced. We offer fully trained and experienced Riggers and Dogman as part of our overall lifting solution. 

Our Riggers and Dogman play a distinct role when it comes to crane lifts. They are specially trained in high-risk work. They are experts in the precise identification of lifting points, the careful inspection of slings and directing crane movements to the highest safety standards. 

To find out how your project can benefit from our specialised staff, contact us to discuss your requirements.

So what's the difference between a Rigger and a Dogman?




Our Dogman (also known as a Dogger) is a specialised member of our crane crew. They have a responsibility to accurately sling and lead loads carried by the crane. Whilst on the ground they are in direct contact with the crane operator using communication methods such as a radio, hand signals, and whistles. This helps to ensure any blinds spots encountered by the Crane Operator are covered and lifting operations are fully coordinated.

All Dogman at Associated Rigging are fully trained, experienced, and licenced. 


Our Riggers are specialists in lifting techniques such as steel erection, concrete panel erection, structural steel work, and duel lifts. They do everything a Dogman can do but have additional training to carry out more complex tasks depending on the type of Rigger's licence they carry. 

They inspect the equipment, employ safety harnesses when required, prepare rigging equipment and manage hazards. 

All Riggers at Associated Rigging are experts in lifting techniques, are licensed, and have a wealth of experience in a variety of projects.

Steel Panel Erection - Riggers & Dogman