5 January 2021 / COVID-19

New Year, Same COVIDSafe Measures

Keeping COVIDSafe

The new year brings a renewed focus of staying vigilant in our fight against COVID-19. The measures Hutchies adopted last year remain the best ways to keep everyone safe and continue to be implemented across our sites and offices.

Different states and territories have also introduced new restrictions as a result of clusters that formed in New South Wales and Victoria. An overhaul of the Hutchies’ Toolbox coronavirus page has been completed, including summaries of each state and territory for your convenience. Please monitor and comply with any local requirements that may be applicable to you, including potential impacts to interstate travel.

Your individual effort contributes to keeping case numbers low. Part of our collective responsibility is ensuring that we each recognise coronavirus symptoms and get tested if we experience any of these (regardless of how mild they may be). 


> Hutchies’ sites and offices must continue implementing our measures

> Keep signing in to Hutchies’ offices and sites for contact tracing efforts

> Monitor and comply with any additional local restrictions

> Reconsider interstate travel and be prepared to get tested after flying

> Even with the mildest of symptoms, get tested immediately

> Monitor contact tracing lists daily in your state if there is an outbreak

> NSW has mandated masks in some indoor settings in areas of Sydney

> VIC has reintroduced masks in indoor settings across the state

> QLD has closed its borders to hotspots in and around Greater Sydney

> A QLD border pass is required for people from regional NSW

> VIC has a hard border closure to all of NSW

> NSW has active local rules in place for parts of Greater Sydney

> VIC also has active local rules in place for the whole state

> If you have travelled to NSW or VIC, consider getting tested ASAP


As outbreaks continue to occur, Hutchies is tracking all state and territory updates across Australia daily. All relevant information is being provided to teams in affected areas, and updated on Hutchies’ Toolbox.

If you are unsure about any current restrictions or measures in place (including border controls), or need to know what is relevant to you or Hutchies’ broader workforce, feel free to contact us via coronavirus@hutchies.com.au


Good Hygiene

Wash your hands often for 20 secs & use hand sanitiser in between


Coughs & Sneezes

Cover a cough or sneeze, wash your hands & dispose of any tissues safely


Don't Touch!

Avoid physical contact & don't touch your eyes, nose & mouth


Social Distance

Maintain 1.5 metres distance from people where practicable


Regular Cleaning

Clean work areas, common facilities (kitchens, bathrooms etc) & frequent touch points often



Stay home & get tested if you have the symptoms (even if you think it’s ‘just a cold’)


Follow Directions

Display, read and follow all of Hutchies’ posters and signage around sites and offices


Face Masks

In high risk situations or when you cannot social distance, wear a face mask


Stay Informed

Monitor Hutchies’ Toolbox for the latest information and advice


COVID-19 is the disease caused by the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. 

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory infections. These can range from the common cold to more serious diseases.

Symptoms of COVID-19 may include:



Shortness of Breath

Sore Throat

If you need advice, call Australia’s COVID hotline 1800 020 080 (24 x 7)

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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:


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
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Funding is available for eligible Queensland participants via CSQ.

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

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