People & Social Aspects


  • 1 Managing DirectorOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  • 1 General Manager
  • 1 Systems Manager
  • 2 Estimators
  • 4 Engineers
  • 2 Trainee Engineers
  • 4 Foreman
  • 1 Workshop Manager
  • 1 Fitters
  • 1 Apprentice Fitter
  • 16 Plant Operators & Truck Drivers
  • 7 Pipe Layers & Gradecheckers
  • 11 Labourers
  • 1 Office Manager
  • 2 Office Staff


Guideline ACT seeks to attract and retain enthusiastic people committed to the job and to the Canberra region – training and support programs are built around the concept of careers, and the company encourages peoples’ strengths and career goals.

At any given time Guideline ACT would generally have two or three trainee engineers and two or three trainee plant operators being mentored and receiving on the job experience while also completing part time studies.

The philosophy is to promote in-house training across all levels of the workforce and individuals showing promise are given the opportunity to be fast tracked to promotion.  This creates a win-win situation where people can feel recognised and rewarded for their work, and the company benefits from a skilled workforce.

Guideline ACT was recently recognised for its Training and Development program by receiving the Youth Participation and Training Award at the 2013 MBA & Cbus Excellence in Building Awards.

In the 30+ years since its inception Guideline ACT has been committed to a strong workforce that believes in:

  • Safety and a duty of care
  • Respect, responsibility and integrity
  • Coaching, encouragement and training
  • Long term relationships with its people and its clients
  • Pride in workmanship
  • Diversity and tolerance
  • Enthusiasm, innovation and reliability
  • Valuing environment and the wider community


Guideline ACT has a consultative committee which is made up of representatives from all levels within the company. The committee meets on a regular basis to collaborate on various topics to achieve outcomes that are favourable to all parties. This process ensures Guideline ACT’s commitment to ongoing development is achieved.

Topics discussed include:

Work Health & Safety, Workload, Plant, Environment, Training and Industrial Relations


Guideline ACT recognises the importance for all of its employees to achieve a balanced lifestyle. To achieve this in late 2009, management in consultation with its employees introduced a five day week, prior to this a working week was based on six days. This has been accepted as a positive change in the working culture.

Since 2009 Guideline ACT has been associated with OzHelp , and they now provide our Employee Assistance Program.

Each year flu vaccines are offered to all employees and when appropriate vaccines are offered for various strains of influenza.


Guideline ACT provides the opportunity for employees to be part of a social club which is run by employees. Some of the activities include fishing trips, BBQ’s, family days, golf days etc.

The “Dirt Dudes”, the employees oz-tag team, were runners-up in the 2009 winter competition and the 2010 summer competition.


Guideline ACT are proud to support 2 main charities in the local community:

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit &

Cancer Research

As well as one off donations such as the Victorian Bushfire Appeal, the Queensland Flood Relief and the McGrath Foundation

Guideline ACT was recognised for its contribution during the 2003 Canberra bushfires

Guideline ACT also sponsor various local sporting clubs:

– Wests Rugby  – Monaro Panthers Soccer