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RIIRTM203E Work as a safety observer/spotter


Outcome: Nationally recognised statement of attainment


Course Duration: 4-6 hours (experience, competency and class size dependent)

Location: Onsite or offsite, statewide

Pre-requisites: Must be 16 years of age and possess good language, literacy and numeracy skills

What to bring: USI Number ( Biscuits, tea, coffee and drinks are provided. There are many takeaway food options nearby or feel free to bring your own lunch

PPE requirements: Hard hat, safety boots, long pants and Hi Vis short/long sleeve shirt

Course Cost: POA 


Unit Descriptor

  • Plan and prepare to work as a safety observer/spotter

  • Identify and manage hazards

  • Support work activities

  • Conduct clean-up activities


Application of the Unit

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.

It applies to those working in operational roles. They generally work under supervision to undertake a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures and take some responsibility for the quality of work outcomes.

Licensing, legislative and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Users must check requirements with relevant body before applying the unit.

Statement of attainment issued by AOTA RTO #91463

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