Electrical SpotterApril 15, 2017
West Cranes & Access Hire have acknowledged and invested the need to obtain ‘Electrical Spotters’ licences among its employees to service the growing need and demand for the service across various industrial and commercial sites.
After an increasing rate of workplace accidents in the construction industry, the Victorian Government developed ‘No Go Zones’ and safety standards in conjunction with WorkSafe Victoria, electrical companies and industry groups.
The ‘No Go Zones’ that were introduced by the Victorian Government applies to defined distances between overhead powerlines. When work is between 3.0m and 6.4m, a registered spotter is required on the construction site. Specifically, the role of a spotter is to minimise risk of electrocution, contact with pipelines, vicinity to power lines and electrical conductors.
During the development of these compliance standards, the Government realised that they need to train individuals to uphold the new safety rules and regulations. This was introduced in the form of a Spotter license, which refers to a person who upholds safety standards by observing the operation of the plant and equipment during the necessary work untaken on industrial sites.
Safety is considered the most important factor in the construction workplace. As the rate of registered spotters and specialised training courses has only gotten higher, this shows the continuation of our value on occupational safety. The role of a spotter is subsequently a highly valued position at any construction site that involves a level of risk.
The position carries a high level of responsibility, but with ensuring the safety of those around you, also comes a high level of satisfaction.
West Cranes & Access Hire are constantly assessing the economic and industrial landscape leading the way throughout Western Victoria with the largest array of Mobile Cranes, Access Boom Lifts, and Scissors Lift equipment to accommodate the growing needs of various industries such as: Farming and Agriculture, Land Mineral Resources, Mining, Road and Rail, Festivals, Functions and Events.