Workplace Safety Observer Training


To be able 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.

Who Should Attend

  • Machine Operators, Process Personnel
  • Personnel who work at heights, in confined spaces, working with energy sources
  • Management and Health and Safety Personnel

Course Outcomes

  • To be able to control, monitor and maintain safety for activity
  • Identify hazardous environments and activities requiring safety observer control
  • Identify the safety observer responsibilities
  • Identify emergency response measures


  • Be 16 years of age or over
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.0 (General Training). Proof of this will be required. 
Please refer to the terms and conditions for more information on these course pre-requisites

NZQA Unit Standard Included

Unit Standard Title Credit Value
17596 Demonstrate knowledge of safety observer responsibilities in the workplace 8


One Day

Attendance Capacity

Minimum of 8 trainees and a maximum of 12 trainees per programme.


Course Fees

$342.40 + GST per person.

Course Fees includes a comprehensive learning guide, all hook on and reporting costs to NZQA

Scheduled Course Locations

Please note that courses are available at a number of AMS Group branch locations, these are listed below. If there are no course locations shown below, courses can be arranged to be delivered at your place of work. Contact us to  find out more about our on-site training options available for this course or enquire below.