About this Course

Course Description:

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work safely as a safety observer/spotter in civil construction. This includes identifying and managing worksite hazards, establishing exclusion zones, and observing work activities to monitor the safety of the work environment.

This course is suitable for those wanting to work as a spotter person on-site around plant and equipment.


Public courses run at our Salisbury and Ingleburn facilities.

Private training can be conducted onsite if the following training and assessment requirements are met:

  • Training room with tables, chairs and screen (or blank wall for a projector)
  • Clear, flat operating area for practical training.
  • Plant or equipment for spotter activities (e.g Excavator, EWP’s, vehicles)

Course Outline

  • Available at Ingleburn and Salisbury
  • Onsite training available
  • Nationally recognised

Course Availability & Pricing

Please see available public course dates below. Competitively priced training delivered by fully accredited and insured instructors.

We offer formal training and assessment both on-site and off-site. Our training course prices differ based on location – choose your local Kallibr Training site below. If you would like private course dates outside of those listed please send through an enquiry or call our friendly team.

Course Outcomes

Learning Outcome

On completion of the course, participants will have gained the following skills and knowledge in:

  • Legislation: WHS and Codes of Practice
  • Direct and control traffic
  • Risk Management
  • Safe Work Practices


Upon successful completion students will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.

Further Information

What is a Safety Observer or Spotter?

A safety observer or spotter is a worker with line of sight who communicates directly with a plant operator from the ground. A spotter can minimise collision risks by alerting the operator of any surrounding hazards or obstacles. Spotters can also assist and raise an alarm in the case of an emergency.

Spotters should be used where an operator cannot judge distances, see a clear pathway, or there are structures or plant and equipment in the vicinity of the work being carried out, such as power lines and overhead structures.

Important Information

If a participant withdraws from a qualification/unit, with less than seven (7) business days notice prior to commencement, Kallibr Training reserves the right to retain the 30% administration booking fee.

No refund will be provided within two (2) business days prior to commencement. No refund will be permitted after course commencement or if a participant fails to attend on the scheduled commencement date.

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