High Visibility Clothing

Our Ref: HSR/2/3
Head Office Circular: NP/144/15
4th August 2015

The Secretary

Dear Colleague

High Visibility Clothing

Further to Head Office Circular NP/058/15, 9th April 2015, I am writing to advise you of further decisions and developments with this matter. The General Grades Committee have noted and adopted the following proposal and report of their Health & Safety Sub-Committee.

“We note the response from RSSB and that although the requirement of ‘detachable’ Hi-Vis vests has been removed from the Railway Group Standards the protection offered to our members from PPE of this design continues to be covered by EU legislation. We instruct the General Secretary to publicise this information and ensure that Lead Officers raise the issue of this form of protection with the employers as this remains a mandatory requirement.
Branches and Regional Councils be advised.”
I am acting in accordance with these instructions and will keep you informed of any further developments. Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all relevant members.

Yours sincerely
Mick Cash
General Secretary