Electrical Spotter (ESV APPROVED)

Heard about a Spotter but aren’t sure what they do. Read on to see what it is about and how you can become one “A spotter is a person who is competent for the sole task of observing and warning against the unsafe approach to overhead and underground electric lines and other electric apparatus”. They are required to monitor the operation of plant and equipment on any site where there is a presence of Electricity, both over-head and below-ground as well as any other services below ground.

A Spotter must have successfully completed- 22325VIC Course in Workplace Spotting for Service Assets and be registered with Energy Safe Victoria.

To be registered with Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) you must have the following:

  • A current first aid certificate
  • A current CPR certificate
  • An approved Spotter training course 22325VIC- Course in Workplace Spotting for Service Assets
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold a certificate of competency (Ticket) for the machinery you wish to spot for.
  • A trained Dogman / Rigger may act as a spotter for any type of plant.
  • A person must hold a Licence to drive a ‘Light Rigid’ (LR) truck or higher (eg. HC or HR), to be granted the endorsement of “TT”

Please note: Registration is valid for a period of three (3) years.


No, an Electrical spotter is nothing like an electrician. An Electrical Spotter is trained to spot (observe) for plant and equipment working near overhead and underground assets.

ESV (Energy Safe Victoria) are the regulatory body for Electrical work and overlook all electrical incidents and licensing requirements in Victoria.

As with any industry, it depends on the employer and the job that is being done. This will also be affected by the site you work on, shift, penalties, etc. A Spotter can get paid an entry level of $30+ dollars an hour.

If you already have a current First Aid (within 3 years) and CPR (within 1 year) certificate you do not need to do it again with Procon Training. You will need to provide a copy of your certificate as evidence that you do in fact hold a Current qualification.

Generally speaking, you can only spot for the plant and equipment that you hold a licence/ticket for. However, if you do not hold any tickets, Procon Training do offer and run a Plant Knowledge course which allows you to spot for an Excavator, Wheeled Front End Loader and Backhoe.

If you have a dogger/rigger ticket you can spot for any piece of machinery.

Your ESV ticket is issued by Energy Safe Victoria and can take between 4-6 weeks to arrive. This may take slightly longer during the Covid shutdown. However, your Statement of attainment is proof that you have completed the course should you wish to apply for work.

You will require a Construction Induction Card (White Card) to gain access to any building/Construction site. Procon Training can help you get this. Just ley us know

Yes!! You need to re-sit your training every 3 years and keep your CPR current every 12 months.

We run our courses monthly, , although we can run them more often if the demand is there. Call us for upcoming course dates.

Our address is 1188-1210 Leakes Road, Rockbank Vic 3335.

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