As an essential services provider and the main generator of electricity for the Northern Territory, Territory Generation has implemented a range of measures to manage the impacts of COVID-19 and to keep our people and stakeholders safe.
Please visit coronavirus.nt.gov.au for Territory-specific information relating to COVID-19.
Safety during COVID-19
COVID-19 has changed the way we work, but the health and safety of our people, contractors and suppliers remains Territory Generation’s number one priority.
Our experienced Corporate Incident Management Team is working to ensure the continued safety of our people and those who work alongside us.
Safety measures will continue to evolve in line with the COVID-19 situation.
Site access procedures for external contractors and visitors
Contractors and visitors must undertake the following steps to arrange access and/or travel to a Territory Generation site:
- Ask their Territory Generation contact person to take the ‘TGen site access and travel request – process flow’ on their behalf to ensure COVID approval processes are followed.
- Before commencing travel to site:
- Review the TGen COVID-19 Statutory Health Declaration (CONTROL0423): any person who believes they might provide a ‘yes’ response should supply details to their Territory Generation contact before commencing travel to site as ‘yes’ responses will require review by the relevant site manager.
- Review the TGen COVID-19 Management Plan (CONTROL0397): this document outlines the steps Territory Generation is undertaking to control increased risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 within the workplace.
- Determine if a COVID-19 test is required (refer to table* below).
- On arrival to site:
- Take a temperature test: any reading above 37.4 degrees Celsius will result in access being denied.
- Complete the COVID-19 Statutory Health Declaration (CONTROL0423): any ‘yes’ responses will require review by the relevant site manager and may result in access being denied.
- All usual site induction requirements and standard visitor protocols apply in addition to COVID-19 requirements.
*Subject to change, the following table lays out the circumstances under which a person is required to show proof of a non-positive COVID-19 test result before accessing a Territory Generation site:
|Event||COVID-19 test requirement|
|Travel to/from government designated hotspots||Test required. However, this should be undertaken as part of mandatory government quarantine|
|Travel to/from interstate but not from government designated hotspots||Determined on a case-by-case basis by relevant site manager. Contact the relevant manager (via your site contact person) before accessing site|
|Answering ‘yes’ to any question on TGen’s COVID-19 Statutory Health Declaration (CONTROL0423)||Determined on a case-by-case basis by relevant site manager. Contact the relevant manager (via your site contact person) before accessing site|
|A government designated hotspot is declared subsequent to a person returning from travel to the location/s||Isolation and test required|
To arrange a test, contact the Centre for Disease Control on 08 8922 8044. Please contact your Territory Generation site contact person if you encounter any issues.
Please do not attempt to access any Territory Generation site if you:
- display any known symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, coughing, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath
- have returned from overseas or interstate travel in the past 14 days (refer to government advice regarding border controls)
- develop symptoms within 14 days of contact with a confirmed case or within 14 days of returning from overseas. In such cases, seek advice from your doctor as to whether you need to be tested.
Infection control in the workplace
Contractors must familiarise themselves with current government guidelines to minimise the spread of infection. Key expectations on Territory Generation sites include:
- Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Be sure to dry your hands.
- Follow physical distancing principles: Where face-to-face contact is required, maintain a distance of 1.5m.
- Avoid touching your face to minimise the transmission of infection through the eyes, nose and mouth.
- Use phones, Skype or video conferencing tools to engage with other employees (both within your work area and between sites) and external contacts.
Please refer to Territory Generation’s Business continuity during COVID-19 – 2 Apr 2020.
If suppliers have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with your Territory Generation contact or email firstname.lastname@example.org