Attention AJ Grant Contractors
On Monday 29th March 2021 the premier of QLD, Annastacia Palaszczuk, announced that Greater Brisbane will go into a 3 day lockdown from 5pm AEST Monday 29 March to 5pm AEST Thursday 1 April 2021.
AJ Grant Group is well versed in what this means to ensure the care and wellbeing of our customers, contractors and staff.
The services we provide to the insurance industry fall under the contractor sector for ‘critical repairs to residential premises required for emergency and safety’, meaning that under the current lockdown restrictions we are continuing to support our clients and ensure their customers’ homes are safe and secure by providing 24 hour emergency response assistance only over the course of this snap lockdown. However, all non-essential work will be postponed until after an announcement has been made regarding the restrictions.
At this stage the ‘Permitted Worker Permits’ are NOT required, however, if this changes we will ensure all our contractors are provided with the appropriate documentation.
Please ensure you have a COVID Safety Plan / Checklist on-site and are wearing a mandatory mask.
A representative from AJ Grant Brisbane will be in contact with you over the next 24-hours to discuss the next steps and we will continue to stay abreast of the current situation and update the Tools Down page.
We would like to acknowledge our Brisbane Contractors that this is no doubt difficult news to hear and digest on a Monday morning leading into Easter, please be kind and take care of everyone around you.
Please also note – if you or any of your workers are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or been in contact with anyone who has or is displaying symptoms, you must let us know by selecting this link and completing the form. This information will be sent to our WHS department and recorded on the database so we can effectively manage and reduce exposure within the community. You will not be permitted to work on any AJ Grant work site for a minimum of 14 days and/or until medically cleared.
We have included some links that you may find useful:
Australian Government Health Alert:
NSW Health Updates:
ACT Health Updates:
Victorian Government COVID-19 Updates:
WorkSafe Victoria COVID-19 Updates:
Permit to Work for Your Workers:
Workplace Attendance Register:
By now we are all aware of the severity of COVID-19 and probably exhausted from the anxiety of it all. While we don’t want to add to the stress, we do want to let you know how we’re dealing with it at AJ Grant.
As the global concern about the current COVID-19 outbreak grows again and with the new restrictions being announced by the Premier of NSW, we are taking proactive steps to keep everyone healthy and safe in the workplace while minimising the disruption to our day-to-day operations.
From 20 December all states and territories have applied travel restrictions over the Christmas and New Year period and this will no doubt cause some disruption to holidays, social gatherings and work requirements.
First and foremost, AJ Grant wants to maintain a safe workplace and encourage and/or adopt practices to protect the health of anyone working for us. We also want to ensure the continuity of business operations during this pandemic.
To make sure we do whatever we can to help contain the virus from our workplaces and sites, we will be following the Health Organisations recommendations and reintroducing all COVID-19 practices:
• Social distancing of 1.5 metre or 4 square metre rule.
• Hygiene practices to continue.
• Avoid sharing tools.
• Regular cleaning of tools and equipment.
• PPE must be worn.
• If you feel sick stay home and get tested.
It’s a complicated situation, these practices might change in accordance with State and Territory recommendations, and if so, we’ll let you know. We will continue to share information with you on our Tools Down Webpage so please continue to check-in to ensure you are up to date.
We can’t stress enough how important it is that you follow the guidelines in place, not only to protect our community but also our industry. We want to ensure we can support and keep work flowing through to you our contractors, as much as possible.
AJ Grant understands this current situation is worrying and we want to take a moment to share the ways we can all help keep the workplace safe, as well as the steps we’ll take as an organisation if and when necessary. For up to date information relevant to the different States and Territories.
Please continue to work safely to ensure everyone on site follow the guidelines in place.