Desiro Units and MSD's

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Our Ref: HSR/1/8
Head Office Circular: NP/213/13
15th August 2013

The Secretary
ALL BRANCHES
ALL SHIPPING BRANCHES
ALL REGIONAL COUNCILS

Dear Colleague

DESIRO UNITS AND MSDs

Following a resolution to the National Health and Safety Advisory Conference the Council of Executives have noted and adopted the following report of their Health and Safety Sub-committee:

We instruct the General Secretary to write to the Wessex Alliance asking whether our member’s concerns are as a result of track conditions or problems with Desiro Units. We note the proposed survey from Portsmouth Branch and consideration will be given to this once all information has been gathered in. Further the General Secretary is to ascertain where else Desiro units are operated and establish whether the same concerns have been raised via the Lead Officers. Additionally the General Secretary to write to our Lead Officers to see if this problem is occurring in our Bus, Shipping and Road Transport sectors.

Branches, Shipping Branches and Regional Councils to be informed.

I am acting in accordance with these instructions and will keep you informed of developments with this case.

Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of relevant members.

Yours sincerely


Bob Crow
General Secretary