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Electrical Spotters

Course Details

Course Name:

Electrical Spotters

Course Code:

VU20834 - Observe the safe operation of plant and equipment around overhead and underground assets


1 day


21/23 Gregory Ave, Newtown VIC



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Electrical Spotters

Electrical Spotters

Powerlines, underground electrical wiring and underground assets are some of the most dangerous hazards construction workers can encounter on the jobsite. Without proper safety precautions taken in areas with high voltage electrical wiring, serious injury or death can occur quickly. This is why it’s important to have highly trained electrical spotters on the jobsite to ensure safety of all workers around live wiring.

Electrical spotters are an important part of any jobsite. Their job is to assess the risk of electrical based conduits such as powerlines and underground cabling to ensure the overall safety of everyone working in the area.

At Go Training PTY LTD we can provide you with a fully accredited course that trains you or your employees to become electrical spotters. In completing this course, you will:

  • Have the knowledge and understanding to safely determine whether a potential high-risk area is a ‘No Go Zone’ or acceptable within set parameters.
  • Assess construction vehicles that will be working in the area to ensure they fall within safe operating distance and clearance levels from the live wiring.
  • Direct and inform fellow workers about any electrical, high voltage hazards on the jobsite.
  • Manage any risks which are associated with working near electrical cabling such as low or high voltage distribution conductors, telecommunication cables, service cables to premises, and single wire earth return lines.
  • Manage risks associated with other overhead assets such as lower mounted electrical transformers that pose additional risks.
  • Assess and manage risks associated with underground low and high voltage electrical cabling and wiring.
  • Develop friendly co-operation between industry owners and underground utility owners to help minimise potential overall risks and damage to underground services.

To be eligible to attend this course you must have present on the day:

  • A current CPR Certificate with an effective date of less than 12 months.
  • Level 2 current First Aid qualification.
  • Worksafe or equivalent plant operator certificate for the item of plant for which you are spotting, or a Dogman or Riggers ticket (Please be aware that once you obtain your Spotter’s licence, you can only spot for the plant operator’s ticket you hold unless you have a Dogman or Riggers ticket)


  • A First Aid Certificate (obtained in the last 3 years or less) and a current or certified copy of your CPR Certificate (under 12 months old) must be brought to class.

To know more about the Electrical Spotters course or to book your enrolment, please contact Go Training today.

Training will be delivered by GoTraining Pty Ltd under the auspice of Arbortrim Australia Pty Ltd (RTO ID 3562 ABN 42 093 958 804). Students will be enrolled with Arbortrim Australia Pty Ltd as the Registered Training Organisation who will issue any Statements of Attainment for accredited units undertaken. Individuals with disabilities and/or special needs are encouraged to apply. The student prospectus and information handbook is available for download at

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