Spotter/Safety Observer

South Australia

Do you work around plant and want to increase safety and minimise risk on your site?

RIIRTM203E Work as a safety observer/spotter

Course Overview

Working with, and around, plant is a high risk activity. It is important spotters can communicate and manage risks and hazards, including maintaining exclusion, no-go and pedestrian zones.

This course will develop your skills and knowledge required to work safely as a safety observer/spotter in the civil construction industry.

Course Outcomes

On completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Plan and prepare to work as a spotter/safety observer
  • Identify and manage hazards
  • Support work activities
  • Clean up

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment.

    Course Duration

    This course is one day (8 hours).

    Entry Requirements

    All learners must be 16 years or older and will be required to provide photographic identification upon arriving for their course.

    • In South Australia a child of compulsory school age (between 6-16 years of age) cannot be employed during the hours that they are required to attend school or participate in an approved training program.
    • If you are under 16 years of age, you can still apply for Civil Train SA courses, but you will need to talk to your School’s principal to discuss your exemption. The principal will provide you with the appropriate exemption application form and tell you what evidence or documentation is required.

    As part of your course enrolment at Civil Train there is a requirement that you complete a short online quiz. This will assist Civil Train to understand your current levels of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN), to ensure you are at the appropriate level to successfully complete your selected training course. This is a one-time quiz and results will be saved to your learner file and referred to for all future enrolments.

    Please note: Civil Train only carries out assessments in English.  If English is your second language, you may engage a professional (accredited) and independent translator at your cost, for training purposes only.  However, you will be required to undertake the assessment in English without the aid of your translator.

    Delivery & Assessment

    This course is delivered and assessed face to face.

    There are theory and practical training and assessment components to the course.


    Public courses are scheduled frequently at Civil Train Live Site in Burton, South Australia.

    Civil Train can come to your worksite to deliver training to a group of employees – please contact the office for a quote.

    Fees Breakdown

    Please refer to our Fees Schedule for current fees and subsidies.

    Please refer to our Fees and Refunds Policy for terms and conditions.


    Date Time Location Full Fee Cost Enrolling Myself Enrolling Someone Else
    19 August 2024 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Civil Train Live Site - 59-71 Heaslip Road BURTON SA 5110 $350.00

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