Star Training

Electrical Spotter Course Shepparton, Victoria

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$245*

22325VIC Course in Workplace Spotting for Service Assets

This Electrical Spotter course will enable participants to clearly understand the role of the Spotter as the safety observer to warn mobile plant operators and crane drivers in the proximity of powerlines, overhead, and underground assets including communications, water, sewerage and power.

This Electrical Spotter course is recognized by Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) and the Victorian WorkSafe Authority, as meeting the requirements for spotting near overhead and underground assets.

You can complete this Electrical Spotter Course in Shepparton at our two training facilities or we can deliver Spotters Courses in Victoria on-site at your workplace.

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On-site at your workplace $265
Rowville or Derrimut $245 $255

Location

On-site at your workplace, or alternatively at our Shepparton training facilities:
16 Laser Drive, Rowville VIC 3178
153 Australis Drive, Derrimut VIC 3026
1 day (if you do not hold a current First Aid and CPR Qualification you will be required to complete a 2nd day of training).

(CPR Only – extra half day) (Full First Aid – extra full day)

The price shown is for the 1 day spotters course only.
Face to face delivery. The course involves a theory and practical assessment.

While there are no prescribed pre-requisites to complete this course, it is important to note the requirements to be registered as a Spotter with Energy Safe Victoria. 

Participants must also be able to converse and comprehend basic English.

  • Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Applicants who meet the first aid unit credit transfer requirements will only need to attend the one-day spotters course.
  • Only applicants who are registered as an Electrical Spotter course with Energy Safe Victoria may perform spotting work.

To be registered, applicants will also require at least one of the following:

  • To qualify to spot an item of plant where no High Risk Licence class applies (excavator, front end loader, scissor lift, etc.), applicants must provide Proof of Competency (such as a Plant Operator Card or Statement of Attainment) on that specific piece of plant.
  • To qualify to spot an item of plant where a High Risk Licence class applies (forklift, slewing mobile crane, elevated work platform (boom length over 11m, etc.), applicants must provide a current Licence to Perform High Risk Work on that specific piece of plant.
  • To qualify to spot for tip trucks, applicants must provide a Light Rigid class Heavy Vehicle Licence or greater, or Haul Truck Proof of Competency.
  • To qualify to spot on all items of plant, applicants must provide a current Licence to Perform High Risk Work for Dogging or Rigging.

Where applicants already hold a current first aid and CPR certificate, applicants may apply for a credit transfer on the first aid and CPR component of the course. This will require students to only attend the course for 1 day.

We offer a credit transfer for applicants who can provide either:

  • An original (or copy of) a Statement of Attainment for HLTAID003 Provide first aid issued within the last 12 months; or
  • An original (or copy of) a Statement of Attainment for HLTAID003 Provide first aid issued within the last 3 years and an original (or copy of) a Statement of Attainment for HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation issued within the last 12 months
  • Government issued photo identification
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Closed toe shoes
  • Original and/or copies (front and back) of current first aid/CPR qualifications
  • Originals and/or copies (front and back) of any plant tickets and/or High Risk Licence for the plant you wish to spot on.
After successfully completing the course, an electronic copy of a Statement of Attainment will be issued by Star Training and Assessing. A Spotters Registration Card which is valid for 3 years and will be sent out by EnergySafe Victoria (ESV) within approximately 3 weeks.

Note: To remain current, as per ESV requirements, after 3 years participants must complete a full Spotters course again, otherwise they will lose their registration to observe as a Spotter.

Planning for safe practices as a spotter

  • Roles and responsibilities of spotter
  • Applicable OHS and Electrical Safety Legislation
  • Component parts of electrical distribution systems
  • Hazard identification and risk assessments
  • Operational specifications of plant and equipment
  • Locating service assets and related stakeholders
  • Site plans, documentation and permits
  • “No Go Zone” clearance distances

Preparing for spotter duties

  • Personal protective equipment requirements
  • Communication equipment requirements
  • Identifying service assets
  • Effect of service assts assessed
  • Emergency equipment and emergency procedures
  • Limits of approach to overhead and underground assets

Performing spotter duties

  • Measuring equipment and techniques to calculate distances
  • Effects of swag and sway on overhead assets and depths of underground services
  • Communication equipment and signalling methods
  • Communicating clearance distances to plant operators
  • Spotting for the entry of plant and equipment into the “No Go Zones”
  • Emergency procedures in the event of an incident
  • First aid procedures in the event of an injury or incident

Completing and reviewing spotter duties

  • Appropriate personnel clearly communicated with at completion
  • Tools and equipment, including PPE, checked, cleaned and stored
  • Relevant worksite records and completed
  • Spotters duties reviewed and improvements identified and communicated to supervisor
  • HLTAID003 First Aid (Prerequisite for course)
  • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (Prerequisite for course)

Complete the Spotters Electrical Course in Shepparton

Get a course ticket issued by Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) and the Victorian WorkSafe Authority. Book online or contact us today on (03) 9720 7666 for more information.
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