Ballast Work Survey 2014

Our Ref: HSS/1/8
Head Office Circular: NP/014/14
22nd January 2014
To: The Secretary

Dear Colleague,


Arising from an AGM 2012 resolution on musculoskeletal disorders, a questionnaire was drafted last year and has been circulated to relevant members via January’s (2014) edition of the RMT News. The members were targeted for working on ballast as part of their duties. To ensure maximum coverage I have decided to circulate copies of the questionnaire to branches.

Please encourage any members you are aware of who walk on ballast as part of their job to complete the questionnaire and return it to RMT Health and Safety Officer Stephanie Mackay at RMT H&S Section, 39 Chalton Street, London NW1 1JD. It can also be emailed to

Once the results have been collated and analysed they will be presented to the General grades Committee for their consideration. I will update you shortly afterwards.

Please make the contents of this circular available to all relevant members.

Yours sincerely,

Bob Crow
General Secretary