Our Ref: HSR/4/2
Head Office Circular: NP/091/14
28th May 2014
ALL REGIONAL COUNCILS
HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES NETWORK RAIL
NOMINATION AND ELECTION PROCESS FOR AREA/DELIVERY UNIT LEVEL HEALTH AND SAFETY REPRESENTATIVES
Following the introduction of Area/DU level Health and Safety Representatives, agreed as part of the new Health and Safety Procedure Agreement in 2010/11, the term of office for these posts expires on 2nd August 2014. Therefore all posts are due to come up for re-election. In line with the previous General Grades Committee Decision, No.G671, 1st June 2011 the following timetable has been adopted:
• Friday 30th May 2014: Expression of interest letter sent out to all local H+S Reps in Network Rail. Also Branch Circular setting out the same.
• Monday 23rd June 2014: Area/DU level reps expression of interest close.
1 week for administrative processes.
• Monday 30th June 2014: Elections papers out for contested Area/DU level reps.
• Monday 21st July 2014: Election ends for Area/DU level reps.
Please find enclosed a copy of the nomination form for these posts. In addition to writing to all the individual Network Rail local health and safety reps inviting them to express their interest in this role, this information is also being sent to all Branches. Please also find attached a copy of the form for individuals to express their interest, an outline of the role and a copy of the Health and Safety Procedure Agreement.
Nomination and Election Process for Area/DU Health and Safety Representatives
Should individual local health and safety reps wish to be considered for one of the Area or DU level Committees as set out in Annex B, C, D and E of the Procedure Agreement they should complete the enclosed form and return it to Head Office in the reply paid envelope provided. They should complete all sections of the form including the constituency they are standing for.
All completed forms must be returned to Head Office no later than the closing date of Monday 23rd June 2014.
If expressions of interest are received from more than the required number of agreed representatives at Area or DU level for any constituency then a ballot of all the appropriate local health and safety representatives in that constituency will take place in line with the GGC decision and the above timescales.
Acting General Secretary
Our Ref: HSR/4/2