Don't risk using an unregistered spotter on your worksite!
THESE ARE THE ESV REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for spotter registration with ESV, a person needs to: Successfully complete the training course “Workplace spotting for service assets” at a Registered Training Organisation (RTO); and Hold and maintain First Aid Level 2 (with current CPR).
They also need to have one or more of the following qualifications: Mobile plant operator’s qualification (e.g. high risk work licence, operator’s ticket or certificate of competency); Dog man or rigger high risk work licence; or Successfully complete the Civil Construction Federation training “Assessment for Spotters” for civil construction workers who are not plant operators.
I really do wonder about this one. Being ignorant of regulations is bad enough, but getting warned about the hazards by a #YarraTrams employee and then IGNORING them is just asking for trouble. $24K fine + court costs.
Yes; probably because it is. This is a job that required a full power-shutdown on a Sunday to minimize impact on local residents & businesses. Spotter still required to oversee works to prevent contact with the overhead LV & HV conductors and maintain clearance from the switches to underground services (on the pole) which were still live ...