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Spotter (Safety Observer) SWMS

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Spotter (Safety Observer)

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WORK ACTIVITIES

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2.
3.
4.
5.Spotting

Hazards Present

  • Contact with electricity
  • Other worker safety
  • Contact with underground assets
  • Hot works – fire
  • Scaffolding near powerlines
  • Tree pruning/felling near powerlines
  • Elevating Work Platform (EWP)
  • Struck by debris
  • Slips, trips & falls
  • Fatigue / MSD
  • Hit by moving vehicle/plant

Risk Control Measures

  • Refer to your State/territory Guidance Material for working distances. I.e. No Go Zones etc. (Enter distances in ‘Exclusion Zones’ section one (1) above.)
  • If a permit to work has to be obtained always work within the terms of the permit. (Always have a copy of the permit on site)
  • Assume all electric lines as energised unless the following is sighted:
  • An access authority confirming the electric lines have been de-energised, or
  • Another written document from the Electricity Supply Authority that allows people to work in a no go zone
  • Ensure all other people stay outside the specified approach distance unless required for the task and under observation by the spotter
  • When excavating near underground assets verify location of underground assets:
  • Has a pilot or trial hole to establish the exact asset location and depth been used?
  • Check prior to starting work for gas leaks or ignition sources
  • Maintain visual contact with hot work at all times
  • Maintain post

Spotter must:

  • Understand how the specific scaffolding is erected/dismantled
  • Ensure that no part of the scaffold, person or equipment or material breaches the person safe approach limits during the construction, dismantling or moving of the scaffold (in the case of mobile scaffold)
  • Maintain visual contact and communication with persons erecting, erecting or moving the scaffold at all times.
  • Be alert for:
  • Entry and Exit points for workers and materials
  • Mobile plant and vehicle movement near scaffold
  • Workers using non insulated tools
  • Workers demonstrating reckless behaviour or lack of awareness of electrical hazard
  • Workers throwing scaffold components

Spotter must:

  • Understand how the EWP is operated
  • Understand the operating parameters of the EWP e.g. boom heights, telescoping length etc.
  • Ensure that no part of the EWP breaches the safe approach limits
  • Maintain visual contact and communication with persons EWP at all times.
  • Be alert for:
  • Drop offs and edges on the ground that may cause the EWP to tip or lose control
  • Other mobile plant and vehicle movement near EWP
  • Workers using non insulated tools
  • Workers demonstrating reckless behaviour or lack of awareness of electrical hazard
6.
7.

Hazards Present

  • Contact with electricity
  • Other worker safety
  • Contact with underground assets
  • Hot works – fire
  • Scaffolding near powerlines
  • Tree pruning/felling near powerlines
  • Elevating Work Platform (EWP)
  • Struck by debris
  • Slips, trips & falls
  • Fatigue / MSD
  • Hit by moving vehicle/plant

Risk Control Measures

  • Refer to your State/territory Guidance Material for working distances. I.e. No Go Zones etc. (Enter distances in ‘Exclusion Zones’ section one (1) above.)
  • If a permit to work has to be obtained always work within the terms of the permit. (Always have a copy of the permit on site)
  • Assume all electric lines as energised unless the following is sighted:
  • An access authority confirming the electric lines have been de-energised, or
  • Another written document from the Electricity Supply Authority that allows people to work in a no go zone
  • Ensure all other people stay outside the specified approach distance unless required for the task and under observation by the spotter
  • When excavating near underground assets verify location of underground assets:
  • Has a pilot or trial hole to establish the exact asset location and depth been used?
  • Check prior to starting work for gas leaks or ignition sources
  • Maintain visual contact with hot work at all times
  • Maintain post

Spotter must:

  • Understand how the specific scaffolding is erected/dismantled
  • Ensure that no part of the scaffold, person or equipment or material breaches the person safe approach limits during the construction, dismantling or moving of the scaffold (in the case of mobile scaffold)
  • Maintain visual contact and communication with persons erecting, erecting or moving the scaffold at all times.
  • Be alert for:
  • Entry and Exit points for workers and materials
  • Mobile plant and vehicle movement near scaffold
  • Workers using non insulated tools
  • Workers demonstrating reckless behaviour or lack of awareness of electrical hazard
  • Workers throwing scaffold components

Spotter must:

  • Understand how the EWP is operated
  • Understand the operating parameters of the EWP e.g. boom heights, telescoping length etc.
  • Ensure that no part of the EWP breaches the safe approach limits
  • Maintain visual contact and communication with persons EWP at all times.
  • Be alert for:
  • Drop offs and edges on the ground that may cause the EWP to tip or lose control
  • Other mobile plant and vehicle movement near EWP
  • Workers using non insulated tools
  • Workers demonstrating reckless behaviour or lack of awareness of electrical hazard

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