Working Near Live Electrical Overhead Power Lines (Spotter)

Working Safe Near Live Electrical Apparatus as a Non-Electical Worker (UETTDREL14)

Course Code

UETTDREL14 Working Safely Near Live Electrical Apparatus as a Non-Electrical Worker

Course Description

This certificate course is prepared to meet requirements with the Work Cover 'Work Near Overhead Power Lines' Code of Practice.

Commonly referred to as 'Spotter'/Electrical Observer. This course provides for the accreditation of non-electrical workers operating or observing the operation of:
- cranes,
- trucks,
- plant or
- vegetation control activities

in close proximity to potentially live electrical apparatus such as:
- overhead power lines and
- railway electrical overhead traction systems.

This course does not cover underground cables/services.

Course content will include but is not limited to:

•   Basics of electricity
  Electrical generation and distribution systems
  Types of electrical conductors and insulators
  Estimating levels of voltage in overhead powerlines
  Single wire earth returns (SWER)
  How to assess and control electrical risk
  Electrical work permits, authorities and legislation
  Safe work Go/No/Go zones
  Vegetation control
  Reporting incidents
  Relevant Codes of practice


$250 (incl of GST)


1 day.


7:15am to 4:00pm. (Approximately)


Please contact our office to find out when the next course is available.


  Must be able to speak, write and understand English well

Age Requirements

Persons over the age of 18 years old.

Dress Requirements

Plain casual clothing, enclosed shoes.


  SCRT Training Centre, Unit 2/4 Brunker Road, Chullora 2190

Client's Premises
  On request we can train on client's premises.

NB: Courses delivered at client's premises require minimum numbers or a group booking of 6-10 persons. Please contact us for further details: 9708 5980 or email


Free, all day parking is available around the building complex


Payment can be made on the first day of training by Eftpos, cash (exact amount) or direct deposit


Participants will be required to pass both theory and practical assessments to achieve competency.

On the day, you will be issued with a Certificate of Completion.

To achieve a Statement of Attainment you will be issued with an On Job Work Book which needs to be completed by you and signed off by a qualified person who holds UETTDREL14 competency or higher qualification.

The work book provides details of you gaining 40 hours of practical on job experience when working near live overhead powerlines and reinforces your knowledge and understanding of working near the live electrical apparatus.

When completed, the work book needs to be forwarded to SCRT for review after which a Statement of Attainment be issued.


On the Day:

•   Certificate of Completion

Post On Job Workbook completion:

•   Statement of Attainment


Refresher courses are mandatory on a yearly basis.

Any updates to Codes of Practice or other WHS requirements applicable to working near live electrical apparatus will be discussed.


Please call reception on 9708 5980 or email or click on the online Enrolment buttons below: