7 - 14 September 2020 / COVID-19

Keeping a COVIDSafe Office

Implementation & Maintenance Guide

Hutchies has developed the following practical guide to assist our offices to implement and maintain our COVIDSafe requirements. Communicating these important preventative measures will help to keep everyone safe, prevent the spread of coronavirus and keep the construction industry open:

  1. Get your COVIDSafe resources
  2. Implement Plan & Checklist
  3. Keep stock of supplies
  4. Stay on top of the measures


Due to the Stage 4 Restrictions currently in place in Victoria, there are additional and specific requirements for our Victorian sites – including a state specific COVIDSafe plan. Hutchies’ people in victoria should continue to use those resources and contact Candece Frazzica-Kara with any questions.

Step 1 / Get your COVIDSafe resources

We’ve refreshed our suite of resources with the latest information and advice. These must continue to be regularly maintained across all Hutchies’ offices.

All jobs must ensure they have downloaded, read and implemented:

  • Hutchies' Keeping People Safe Plan (download)
  • COVIDSafe Checklist for Offices (download)
  • COVIDSafe Declaration Signage for office entries (download)
  • Request a QR code sign in system for your office (request)
  • Hutchies' suite of COVID-19 posters displayed (download)

Step 2 / Implement Plan & Checklist

Now that you have all of the above resources, follow the below steps:

  1. Assign a COVIDSafe Office Champion for your project who will implement and maintain Hutchies' weekly checklist
  2. Implement social distancing measures that space people out around your office (eg in reception, meeting rooms & kitchens)
  3. Audit current cleaning practices around the office - is it being undertaken regularly, to the required standard and recorded?
  4. Avoid meetings inside that run for longer than 2 hours - consider holding meetings outdoors where possible
  5. Ensure our COVIDSafe Declaration is shown at all office entries and visitors / delivery drivers sign into our register
  6. Reduce all room capacities (meeting rooms, lunch rooms etc) based on the 4m2 rule with clear signage
  7. Display stickers in bathrooms / kitchens / lunch rooms to remind people to wash their hands and use sanitiser in between
  8. Display our posters in high frequency / busy areas as a reminder of all of Hutchies' measures to prevent the spread

Examples of implementation


Does your office have awesome COVIDSafe measures?

We’re looking for offices to promote in these weekly updates who have implemented our COVIDSafe requirements and office-specific measures to share with other teams.

Step 3 / Keep stock of supplies

Hutchies has a stockpile of supplies for our jobs and offices. These can be ordered directly from Hutchies’ Toolbox Shop (and don’t need to be job costed).

Keep your site well stocked with:

  • COVID-19 signage and posters
  • Stickers with COVID-19 reminder messages
  • Hand sanitiser and dispensers
  • Cleaning products
  • Face masks

Step 4 / Stay on top of the measures

Completing Hutchies’ weekly COVIDSafe Checklist will help your office stay on top of these important measures.

Displaying and regularly communicating Hutchies’ requirements ensures everyone in a Hutchies office understands their personal responsibilities to prevent the spread of coronavirus.


If you need help, reach out

Hutchies HelpCOVID-19 Health InformationEmployee Assistance Program (EAP)
Reporting potential cases or general Hutchies advice.
Hutchies' COVID-19 Hotline
Phone 07 3335 5015
Email coronavirus@hutchies.com.au
This hotline can provide guidance if you have questions about COVID-19.

Australian Government COVID-19 Hotline
Phone 1800 020 080 (24x7)
This confidential service is open to Hutchies' people and immediate family members.

Converge International
Phone 1800 687 327

For general information on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), call the Australian Government's Coronavirus Health Info Line on 1800 020 080.

For the latest updates on COVID-19 in Australia, visit:

Australian Governmenthttps://l.hutchi.es/AusHealth
Smart Travellerhttps://l.hutchi.es/SmartTravel
New South Waleshttps://l.hutchi.es/cvNSW
Northern Territoryhttps://l.hutchi.es/cvNT
South Australiahttps://l.hutchi.es/cvSA

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Hutchies has also created a resource to help maintain positive mental health during what has been a tough year for everyone.

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