This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to undertake the safety observer role for permits requiring a safety observer. This role may also be called a hole watcher or a fire watcher. Safety observers can stop permit work, but do not have the authority to restart it. This unit of competency applies to a member of the work team or an operator who performs this role or where the person is a safety observer for a confined space permit they should also be competent in confined space entry.
Work control systems