24 June 2021 / Warning

2021 Policies

Hutchies’ company policies are reviewed every 2 years as part of the overall requirements of our systems.

Policies apply to anyone representing Hutchies at any level – including subcontractors and suppliers when they work on Hutchies’ projects.

The suite of policies has been significantly updated to accommodate additional aspects of Hutchies’ operations.

Please ensure you update any existing policies on sites or in offices with these latest versions.

Policies

Policy Changes

Revised policies

Tweaks were made to the following existing policies:

> Work Health & Safety Policy

> Environment Policy

> Quality Policy

> Sustainability Policy

New policies

We have introduced these new policies:

> Whistleblower Policy (new legislative requirement)

> Respect & Support Policy (combined from several other policies)

> Resilience Policy (our approach to maintaining business continuity)

> Code of Conduct Policy (standards for ethical dealings and behaviour)

Renamed policies

This policy has a new name:

> Social Procurement Policy has been renamed to Procurement Policy

Retired policies

These policies have been removed:

> Waste Policy (merged into Sustainability Policy)

> Bullying, Harassment & Discrimination Policy (covered in greater detail in Hutchies’ IRMP and referenced in new Respect & Support Policy)

> Equal Opportunity Policy (merged into Respect & Support Policy)

> Fitness for Work Policy (merged into Respect & Support Policy)

> Health & Wellbeing Policy (merged into Respect & Support Policy

> Domestic & Family Violence Policy (merged into Respect & Support Policy)

Policy Displays

Policies need to be available on sites and in offices. At a minimum, the following must be displayed together with Hutchies’ 3 system accreditation certificates:

> Work Health & Safety Policy

> Environment Policy

> Quality Policy

In office display options

> Printed A4 and framed in clear Perspex frames displayed together with Hutchies’ certifications and your local builder licence

On site display options

> Printed A4 and laminated – normally shown at site entry / sign in area

> Pre-printed on IBH010 site documents coreflute board (shown below)

Hutchies' Coreflute Board / IBH010 / Order from Toolbox Shop

Hutchies' Coreflute Board / IBH010 / Order from Toolbox Shop

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1 July / Notice

Starting 1 July 2024, Victoria is introducing a new operator licence for non-slewing telehandlers (capacity of more than 3 tonnes).

Previously, only a CN licence was required for mobile cranes.

There is now special training for safely operating non-slewing telehandlers with different tools attached.

If you already hold a crane licence (CN / C2 / C6 / C1 / C0), you don’t need to do anything unless you want to learn more about telehandler operation.

Effective 1 July 2024

If you don't currently hold one of these licences, and need to operate a non-slewing telehandler over 3 tonnes, from 1 July you must:

  • Complete and pass the non-slewing telehandlers training by an authorised registered training provider (Course 11249NAT)
  • Apply for the new licence
  • Provide a copy of the licence to Hutchies

The new licence is only for operating non-slewing telehandlers, not a non-slewing mobile crane or slewing telehandler.

To operate non-slewing telehandlers under 3 tonnes, there are no changes. Operators must still be trained in either THA Gold Card or RIIHAN309F.

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28 June / New

Hutchies has a new facilities management system to under pilot for our Toowong office.

The myBuildings tool aims to streamline work requests, quotes, communication, and invoicing for our on site contractors. 

Our plan is to extend the implementation of this system to our office at 31 Staple Street, Seventeen Mile Rocks.

Reporting building maintenance

If you're in Toowong, and have an item to report, please send all maintenance requests to:

brisbane.reception@hutchinsonbuilders.com.au

Contractors on site

All contractors performing works internally and externally at Hutchies' Toowong office (which includes ADG Engineers' buildings) must complete our induction process and sign in using the QR code located at reception.

More information

If you have any questions about the new system, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Sarah Di Lorenzo in Hutchies' Property Team. 

Thank you in advance as we transition to this more efficient way of managing building maintenance.

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19 June / Training

This qualification applies to individuals working in, or wishing to transition into, a work health and safety (WHS) role who provide a broad range of technical knowledge and skills and have some limited responsibility for the output of others.

The qualification applies to those working as supervisors, WHS personnel, and workers in other WHS-related roles who manage risks effectively, apply relevant WHS laws, and contribute to WHS within the workplace in known or changing contexts with established parameters.

The specific nature of this course will include contextualisation of Hutchies’ Policies, Processes, Procedures, and Systems relating to on-site hazard identification, risk assessment and hierarchy of control measures within the scope of its operations.

Units of competency for the Cert IV WHS that we will cover are:

  • BSBHWS412 Assist with workplace compliance with WHS Laws
  • BSBWHS413 Contribute to Implement & Maintenance of WHS Consultation & Participation Processes
  • BSBWHS414 Contribute to Risk Management
  • BSBWHS415 Contribute to implementing WHS Management Systems
  • BSBWHS416 Contribute to Workplace Incident Response
  • BSBWHS417 Assist with Managing WHS Implication of Return to Work
  • BSBWHS418 Assist with Managing WHS Compliance of Contractors
  • BSBWHS431 Develop Processes and Procedures for controlling Hazardous Chemicals in the workplace
  • BSBCMM411 Make a Presentation
  • BSBWRT411 Write Complex Documents

Funding is available for eligible Queensland participants via CSQ.

For course inquiries call / email Warren Belford on 0427 337 379.

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