This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive document outlining the safety steps, general hazards and controls associated with Spotters/Safety Observers used for several purposes such as traffic management, hot works and use of plant and work in No Go Zones of electrical power lines.
Formal or on-the-job training may be appropriate depending on the circumstances. An example of training is: electrical rescue and resuscitation training for safety observers. Safe Work Australia (2011): Managing Electrical Risks In The Workplace Code Of Practice.
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Spotter - Safety Observer SWMS Content:
For works carried out on a regular basis a generic SWMS may be prepared and used for those work activities.
Remember: The content of the SWMS should be refined over time and include consultation with workers and other persons conducting a business or undertaking. Prior to each new activity, the SWMS must be reviewed and revised to ensure it applies to the high risk construction work and the actual site you are working at.