Electrical Spotters Brisbane

Efficient and reliable electrical spotters in all of Brisbane.

Fast Labour Hire is one of Brisbane’s most successful labour hire agencies with a large database of electrical spotters. Our electrical spotters protect workers on plant and equipment from accidents and death caused by electrical hazards. Our electrical spotters prioritise safety and efficiency.

If you need an electrical spotter in Brisbane now, call us at Fast Labour Hire. We supply electrical spotters across Brisbane.

Why you need an electrical spotter in Brisbane?

The construction industry is notoriously hazardous. Due to continuous accidents and fatalities in the construction industry, the Queensland Government published the Electrical Safety Code of Practice: Working near overhead and underground electric lines in 2020. It documents the regulations for working in the proximity of electric power lines and outlines the safety compliance standards.

The government also mandates that all electrical safety spotters must operate with a current licence (to be renewed every three years). The licence is granted to those who complete training on safety standards regarding operating equipment near overhead electric lines and electrical conductors.

A registered electrical spotter is required on site in a construction zone. Individual equipment items operating in no go zones below overhead powerlines require an electrical safety spotter in each zone. They minimise the risk of electrocution and contact with live powerlines by ensuring that all personnel remain at least 3 metres from electrical infrastructure.


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What electrical spotters do?

It is the labour hire contractor’s role to see that Fast Labour Hire electrical spotters in Brisbane receive proper induction into the safety procedures on the site, including the relevant Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) required under Queensland’s Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011.

Fast Labour Hire’s electrical spotters remain at the job for the entire time equipment is required to operate beneath or in the vicinity of powerlines, in accordance with the SWMS.

Our electrical spotters carefully place themselves to monitor the distance between the equipment and the powerlines, and provide early, effective warning to the operator of any moving equipment, hazard or potential encroachment into the no go zone.

We can guarantee that all our electrical spotters are fully engaged at all times, with no slips in concentration because each spotter observes only one item of equipment at any time.

Fast Labour Hire requires all its electrical spotters to:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Have acquired a current Level 2 First Aid Certificate
  • Undertaken an approved spotter training course
  • Hold an approved spotter’s licence (to be renewed after 3 years)
  • Know about statutory acts, regulations and hazards to do with working plant, equipment and tools near live electric wires
  • Identify various hardware and voltages in the Electricity Supply Industry (ESI) environment
  • Identify relevant clearances for various voltages found in the ESI environment
  • Identify correct selection and understanding of clearance tables relevant to the task being performed
  • Respond to emergency procedures in the event of an incident.

frequently asked questions

Do you need an experienced person to guide people and machinery around potential electrical dangers?

Knowledge and experience count with all Fast Labour Hire electrical spotters. We supply only those who have electrical hazard awareness and are able to identify when a spotter is needed.

How can one person control traffic and equipment when there are electric wires overhead?

All our electrical spotters in Brisbane can apply no go zone regulations and control measures, are able to read and accurately interpret complex signage and speak clear English and give clear whistle and hand signals.

What about communicating with other work colleagues about problems that may arise?

Fast Labour Hire chooses only electrical safety spotters who can evaluate documentation, and liaise with plant supervisors and explain, describe and verify sometimes complex issues.

Looking for electrical spotters in Brisbane you can trust? Call us at Fast Labour Hire today!


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