Hutchies strives for all of our projects to be run safely and efficiently.

We believe that if we can get the BIG 10 right, many other aspects of the project will also be right. 

If you see anything on a Hutchies job that could be improved, you are encouraged to raise it with the Site Management Team so that it can be addressed.

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House Keeping

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Access & Egress

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Scaffold

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Penetrations

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Edge Protection

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Amenities

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Temporary Power

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Lighting

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Emergency Response

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Traffic Management

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House Keeping

Aim

Maintain a clean site free from trip hazards.

How you can help

  • Use bins provided
  • If a bin needs to be emptied - let the Site Manager know
  • Keep trade storage areas tidy and organised
  • Ensure protruding objects are capped or excluded

2

Access & Egress

Aim

Safe access and egress to all work areas is provided and maintained.

What you can do to help

  • Observe signed exclusion zones
  • Follow designated access and emergency pathways
  • Maintain perimeter fencing and hoarding - see site manager if changes are required

3

Scaffold

Aim

Scaffold is correctly assembled, easily accessible and free from debris and trip hazards at all times.

What you can do to help

  • No materials or rubbish is to be left on scaffold
  • Do not use scaffold signed 'incomplete'
  • Only licenced Scaffolders are permitted to adjust scaffold - see Site Manager if changes are required

More information

Please get in touch with the Hutchies Scaffold Yard

4

Penetrations

Aim

All penetrations greater than 100mm are to be protected to prevent falls and falling items.

What you can do to help

  • Ensure penetration covers are fixed to prevent removal
  • Penetrations not able to be covered are to be excluded
  • Do not remove another trade's penetration cover - see Site Manager if changes are required

5

Edge Protection

Aim

Exposed edges are to be identified with suitable controls in place to prevent falls or falling objects.

What you can do to help

  • Do not adjust any edge protection barriers - see Site Manager if changes are required
  • Be suitably trained to use fall protection PPE - Fall Restraint or Fall Arrest
  • Use only approved anchor points for Fall Restraint / Arrest PPE
  • Report uncontrolled live edges to Site Manager immediately

6

Amenities

Aim

All offices, crib rooms and toilets are to be kept clean and tidy at all times.

What you can do to help

  • All workers are to clean up after themselves
  • Keep access to amenities including water fountains clear and free of clutter
  • Use general / recycling / food scrap bins provided

7

Temporary Power

Aim

Minimise the risk associated with temporary power.

What you can do to help

  • Only licenced electricians are to install, service or move temporary construction power on site
  • Ensure all electrical leads and tools are inspected and tested and tagged every 3 months
  • Run all leads to Temp Board through insulated access and keep door closed
  • Ensure leads have been run to prevent trip hazards and that they are protected from damage or weather

8

Lighting

Aim

To provide adequate lighting for general access / egress, emergencies and task activities. 

What you can do to help

  • Do not move lighting fixtures - see Site Manager if changes are required
  • If you notice a lighting fixture requires attention or maintenance - let the Site Manager know immediately
  • Trades are required to provide adequate task lighting of 160lux to work areas

9

Emergency Response

Aim

To have emergency equipment and signage in place and maintained for the duration of construction. 

What you can do to help

  • If you see signage down or missing let Hutchies know immediately
  • Do not remove or alter emergency signage
  • Follow instructions in all emergency situations

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Traffic Management

Aim

To protect members of the public and workers in construction zones at all times by implementing safe traffic management practices. 

What you can do to help

  • Follow all directions of traffic controllers when entering and exiting sites
  • Do not move or adjust traffic devices or signage
  • If signage or devices are damaged or missing report this to the site management team immediately
  • Only licensed traffic controllers are permitted to perform control duties