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.
Contractor, supplier and customer safety during COVID-19
COVID-19 is changing 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.
We have already implemented the following changes and will continue to review our operations as the COVID-19 situation develops:
- All non-essential travel is on hold.
- The majority of our office-based staff are working from home.
- Staff are adhering to social distancing principles in the workplace.
- Parts and equipment are being ordered early to allow for longer lead times.
- Essential tasks are being prioritised and non-critical works put on hold.
- Employees are limited from working across sites to reduce the risk of cross contamination.
- Temperature checks are being carried out for all staff, contractors and suppliers prior to entry to sites.
- Contractors and suppliers must provide a declaration to confirm they have not travelled interstate or overseas over the past 14 days prior to entry to sites.
- In most cases, deliveries to Territory Generation sites must now be delivered to the front door/gate. Where there is a need for entry to site, drivers will need to undertake a temperature check and complete a declaration form prior to entry. Upon entry, if required to leave their vehicle to unstrap the load, drivers should remain within a two metre proximity to their vehicle at all times.
Please do not attempt to access any of our sites 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 social 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