Spotters (update)

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Spotters (update)

22597VIC - Course in Workplace Spotting for Service Assets

Our Electrical Spotter course is a one-day course. A person must have undertaken an approved Spotter training course (22597VIC) (Course in Workplace Spotting for Service Assets) and hold an appropriate Spotters Registration Certificate/Card which is valid for a period of three (3) years.

A trained Dogmen / Rigger may act as a spotter for any type of plant (without holding a ticket or demonstrate competence and experience for that item of plant, subject to compliance with items 1,2 and 3 above.

For all other plant and equipment, a person must hold a Certificate of competency or WorkSafe ticket for the item of plant that person will be spotting for; or for items of plant such as an EWP <11 Metres, or a Vehicle Mounted Crane < 10 tonne/Metres and other plant where there is no formal WorkSafe operating competency, some evidence of training, competency assessment and or experience must be demonstrated to the RTO to enable that person to obtain a Spotter Registration Certificate. A person must hold a Licence to drive a “Light Rigid’ (LR) truck or higher (e.g. HC or HR), to be granted the endorsement of “TT” subject to compliance with items 1,2 and 3 above.

It should be noted, that a Spotter is required for each item of plant or equipment operating in the vicinity of overhead electrical lines on any work site.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Energy Safe Victoria has set minimum age for a person to be registered as a Spotter with Energy Safe Victoria to be 18 years of age as this aligns high-risk licence requirements.


1 Day

Pre-requisite Unit

HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid

HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Entry Requirements

  • White Card – (CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry)
  • must hold VU23165 – Observe and manage the safe operation of plant and equipment around overhead and underground asset or equivalent

What to bring to class?

White Card – (CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry)

Current HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid

Current HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Photo ID – Current WorkSafe High Risk Licence in (Relevant Plant)

PPE – Hard hat, safety footwear and safety vest


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