Safety Observer Spotter Training Course

Work as a Safety Observer Spotter


This course is designed for students to gain the skills and qualifications to work as a Safety observer / Spotter for the Civil Construction, Mining, Building, Facilities and Asset Management industries. We offer competitive pricing on all our courses and are happy to negotiate where more than one course or more than one student will be completing the course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can be offered providing suitable evidence is supplied. Discuss this with our support staff prior to beginning the course. Upon completion of the course you will be provided with a Photo identification card detailing your qualifications and a certificate demonstrating a Statement of Attainment (SOA)

Foundation Skills required

This section describes those pre-requisite language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance.


Identifies and interprets information from workplace procedures, documentation, legislation and regulations


Uses equipment operating capacity schedule to confirm safe weight load limits

Course Outline

1. Plan and prepare to work as a safety/spotter
1.1 Access, interpret and apply relevant traffic management plan documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant
1.2 Obtain, read, interpret, clarify and confirm work requirements and coordinate activities with others
1.3 Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for the work activity
1.4 Identify, address and report potential risks, hazards and environmental issues and implement control measures
1.5 Identify, confirm, clarify and apply environmental protection requirements

2.Identify and manage hazards
2.1 Check working areas for vehicle, plant and pedestrian access
2.2 Check where personnel working on foot are in close proximity to moving plant
2.3 Conduct site specific risk assessment to ensure hazards have been identified and safety controls in place from traffic management plan

3. Support work activities
3.1 Operate communication devices to support work activities
3.2 Maintain exclusion, no-go and pedestrian zones
3.3 Maintain sight visibility of work being performed
4. Clean up
4.1 Ensure tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored
4.2 Ensure work area is checked, cleaned and tidy

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Further information is available in the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package Companion Volume.