Confined spaces are commonly found in tanks, ducts, flues, chimneys, containers or other similar enclosed or partially enclosed structures. They pose dangers because they are usually not designed to be areas where people work. The hazards are not always obvious and may change with each entry into the confined space. Working in confined spaces is a highly hazardous activity and is governed by various legislative instruments.

What is a Confined Space Spotter?

A confined space spotter’s duties include: observation, continuous communication, gas monitoring of the confined space and the people inside it and initiate the first aid / rescue plan. A confined space spotter is also known as a stand-by observer.

Why are Confined Space Spotters important?

A confined space spotter is important as they will maintain an accurate count of all persons within the confined space. Monitor activities inside and outside the confined space to determine whether it remains safe for the entrants to remain inside the confined space. To act as a confined space standby/observer the workers “duty of care” is dramatically increased and therefore is the reason why they must be present on site at all times.


Statewide Electrical Spotters employees are trained and experienced within the confined space sector; all company personnel’s have the following credentials for confined space;

  • Enter and Work in Confined Space
  • Work in Accordance with an Issued Permit
  • Enter Confined Space
  • Operate Breathing Apparatus
  • Gas Test Atmosphere

For further information about our confined space capabilities, phone 0431 728 493 or enquire online.


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