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Safety Observer

Duration 1 day
Price $300.00 ex GST per person
Unit Standard 17596



The aim of this course is to enable a trainee to identify criteria where the Safety Observer (SO) is required to control, monitor and maintain safety for activity; hazardous environments and activities requiring safety observer control; the safety observer responsibilities; and emergency response measures.

Course Objectives

At the successful completion of the course the trainee will be able to:

  • Identify hazardous environments and activities requiring safety observer control.
  • Identify criteria where the safety observer is required to control, monitor and maintain safety for activity.
  • Identify the safety observer responsibilities.
  • Identify emergency response measures.

Entry Criteria

Requirement to demonstrate a level of written and spoken English to do this: Equivalent to Level 1 English communication skills.


Special Notes

Ideally each student will also have the necessary qualification and/or skill sets to be able to understand the safety observer role in their particular context, i.e., as fire-watch or when teams are working at heights or in confined spaces.

Attendance Numbers

Minimum: 8

Maximum: 10

Unit standards

Demonstrate knowledge of safety observer responsibilities in the workplace

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