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A spotter must be used when working inside specified clearances near overhead power lines or when exposing underground assets. A Spotter is required for each item of plant or equipment operating in the vicinity of overhead electrical lines on any work site.

On completion of the 22597VIC Course in Workplace Spotting for Service Assets, participants will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • provide a first aid response to a casualty in a workplace setting
  • ensure safe practice as a spotter
  • identify and address hazards associated with plant operating close to overhead assets
  • identify and address hazards associated with underground assets
  • undertake pre start activities and safety checks
  • communicate approach limit information to plant operators
  • facilitate emergency procedures and activities
  • Identify the operational envelope of plant/machinery.
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Important Information

Units of Competency

  • VU23165 Observe and manage the safe operation of plant and equipment around overhead and underground assets

Age

  • Minimum 18 years

Duration

  • 1 day

Flexible Delivery

  • This course can be delivered to accommodate learning styles and employment arrangements. Weekday and Weekend courses available.

Class Sizes

  • Low student to trainer ratio

Location

  • 6/ 43 – 47 Riverside Avenue, Werribee, 3030
  • 351 – 359 Portarlington Road, Moolap, 3224
  • Onsite

Assessment Method

  • As per ESV requirements the course assessment encompasses oral, written, and practical assessment.

Eligibility

  • As MultiSkills Training is not CRICOS approved we are unable to enrol any students that are on a student VISA. If you are on a student VISA you will need to go to a TAFE or RTO that is CRICOS approved

Entry Requirements

  • Ability to comprehend the English language (minimum language, literacy and numeracy skills that are equivalent to Level 2 of the ACSF.)
  • A USI Number (Unique Student Identifier) Visit: www.usi.gov.au
  • Safety footwear

Additional Requirements

Only applicants who are registered as a Certified Electrical Spotter with EnergySafe Victoria (ESV) may perform the work of an Electrical Spotter

To be registered, applicants are required to produce the following:

  1. A person must have a current competency to ‘Provide First Aid’ (HLTAID011)
  2. A person must hold a current competency to ‘Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation’ (HLTAID009); and
  3. A person must have undertaken an approved Spotter training course (22325VIC) (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.
  4. A trained Dogman/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.
  5. 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
    1. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Energy Safe Victoria has set the minimum age for a person to be registered as a Spotter with Energy Safe Victoria to be 18 years of age as this aligns with high-risk licence requirements

Participants are responsible for presenting the required original documents in class for certification.

Energy Safe Victoria requires all information regarding eligible spotters to be registered on their database. MultiSkills Training will collect the required information for registration with ESV and register on the ESV portal

Fees

Fee for service

  • $ 290 per person.

Reassessment Fees

  • Theory Re-Assessment – $150
  • Practical & Theory Re-Assessment – 80% of the total course fee
  • Card reprint fee – To update your card with additional units there will be a fee of $30

Energy Safe Victoria Registration

Only applicants who are registered as a Certified Electrical Spotter with EnergySafe Victoria (ESV) may perform the work of an Electrical Spotter

To be registered, applicants are required to produce the following:

  1. A person must have a current competency to ‘Provide First Aid’ (HLTAID011); and
  2. A person must hold a current competency to ‘Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation’ (HLTAID009); and
  3. A person must have undertaken an approved Spotter training course (22325VIC) (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.
  4. A trained Dogman/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.
  5. 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
    1. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Energy Safe Victoria has set the minimum age for a person to be registered as a Spotter with Energy Safe Victoria to be 18 years of age as this aligns with high-risk licence requirements

Participants are responsible for presenting the required original documents in class for certification.

Energy Safe Victoria requires all information regarding eligible spotters to be registered on their database. MultiSkills Training will collect the required information for registration with ESV and register on the ESV portal

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