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Industrial Safety Training

    Safety Observer

Purpose
The aim of this course is to enable a trainee to identify criteria where the Safety Observer 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.
NZQA Unit Standards
17596     Demonstrate knowledge of safety observer responsibilities in the workplace 

Attendance Numbers     Minimum of 8, maximum of 10 per trainer
Course Duration            1 day

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.




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