Network Rail – Roles and Responsibilities Programme

Our Ref: HSR/4/2
Head Office Circular: NP/115/15
18th June 2015

The Secretary

Dear Colleague

Network Rail – Roles and Responsibilities Programme

Further to the Head Office Circular NP/086/15, 14th May 2015 further reports on this matter have been considered by the General Grades Committee who have noted and adopted the following report of their Health and Safety Sub-committee.

We note the excellent work carried out by our East Midlands Representatives. We note the further concessions and improvements made by the company:

•    To address 3G signal issues a hierarchy of locations to take a permit live will be developed.
•    To address IT Skills issues a systematic check of devices to ensure all users have the necessary applications and can demonstrate their ability to use the app.
•    To address issues around the Mitie call centre RMT and the company will jointly review the scripts provided to Mitie.
•    Section Managers will be re-briefed on the SWL briefing. Route conversations will then be utilised to ensure a more consistent brief is delivered to relevant staff.
•    Distances, terms and definitions will be reviewed and updated.
•    To address planning issues the company will conduct a joint audit of plans.

A further report, following the next four weekly review, to be placed back in front of this General Grades Committee.

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