11 March / Notice

Managing Risks / Falls and Falling Objects

Falls and falling objects are hazards which can occur on construction sites. Constant proactive attention is required to manage the risk of these hazards due to the dynamic nature of site.

Site management and all workers have a duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for all everyone that puts ‘people before program’.

By working together on Hutchies’ sites with good communication and planning, we improve the safety of ourselves and everyone around us. This extends to visitors to site and members of the public who may interact with our projects. 

Actions

All Site Management Teams are to:

> Download and display the Big 10 poster on your site to raise awareness

> Deliver a toolbox talk (download template) at the next prestart to the site teams / workers to communicate the Big 10 as well as the below actions for workers

> Complete a Weekly Inspection – Big 10 in HammerTech every week to monitor and review the effectiveness of implemented control measures and identify areas that require attention or rectification

specifically review the falls and falling object control measures:

  • Housekeeping
  • Scaffold
  • Penetrations 
  • Edge protection

> Raise any issues or observations that are identified with the relevant trades to achieve an effective and timely close out

> View the short videos below as a refresher for the required risk controls

All workers should are to:

> Follow Hutchies’ site rules & obtain relevant permits to work 

> Follow approved Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS

> Consider changes to the work environment that may affect approved SWMS as work progresses

> Install required and approved exclusion zones correctly prior to starting work

> Do not enter an exclusion zone unless you have approval from the trade in control of the area

> Do not alter scaffold on site unless you are a licensed scaffolder and have been instructed to by Hutchies

> If required to use height safety equipment, be competent and suitably trained before and use it in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines

Remember, your Hutchies’ site management team is available if you need any help or you see something that is potentially unsafe.

By working together effectively, we can improve the safety for everyone on site and reduce the risk of incidents

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25 November / General

Our latest suite of insurances are available now available.

Hutchies' Toolbox / Company Information

Hutchies' Document Library / Company Member Resources > Administration

Hutchies' Website / The Feed > Downloads

External Share Link / hutchies.com.au/insurances

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17 November / Update

Edition 2

Here are our latest HammerTech tips and tricks.

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11 November / Update

Hutchies is currently experiencing a wave of site visits and inspections from the ABCC right around the country. During these visits the ABCC is assessing Hutchies’ compliance with Building Code 2016.

It is essential that you read this update and apply all of the Code compliance measures outlined to be confident that your project is compliant, and Hutchies is not exposed when these visits and inspections occur.

Compliance with Building Code 2016 is necessary for Hutchies to undertake projects funded by the Federal Government and non-compliance can lead to sanctions and other significant penalties.

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4 November / Notice

We've secured a new national agreement to provide Hutchies' teams consistent service, products and pricing. 

Click the 'view notice' button below for all the details.

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11 October / COVID-19

70% double vaccination target achieved! 

From today, Monday 11 October, a range of restrictions will change as a result of NSW achieving its 70% double vaccinated target last week.

This email update will focus on changes to restrictions settings that are relevant to the construction industry. For more information about other changes, click the button to read the NSW Government press release below. Get in touch with coronavirus@hutchinsonbuilders.com.au if you have any questions.

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8 October / COVID-19

Stage 3 Restrictions

From 4pm today, Friday 8 October, restrictions will ease for the below local government areas (LGAs) to re-join the rest of the state on Stage 3 restrictions.

LGALGALGA
Brisbane  LoganGold Coast
Moreton Bay Townsville (including Magnetic Island)Palm Island

Eased restrictions for these LGAs and current restrictions for the rest of Queensland include:

  • Up to 100 people can gather in homes. No limit for people gathering in public spaces.
  • 200 people are allowed weddings and funerals (1 person per 2m2)
  • Dancing is allowed
  • All indoor settings (including restaurants and bars) can have up to 1 person per 2m2 or 100 per cent capacity if they are ticketed and seated events, including stadiums
  • No density restrictions for businesses that operate only outdoors
  • Community sport can recommence in full

Some mandatory mask requirements will remain. Read on for more info.

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9 October / Event

Join us at Oktoberfest!

After missing out last year due to COVID, Hutchies will happily be returning to Oktoberfest at Brisbane Showgrounds on Saturday 9 Oct 2021!

This year we have organised a number of VIP tables, that are open to all Hutchies' people (regardless of social club status or location), as well as clients, consultants, architects and other friends of Hutchies.

Scott's only condition to receiving a ticket to this event is that you must wear a costume!

If you’d like to come along, click the below button and head to the booking form on the Toolbox event page.

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