Our Ref: HSR/2/6
Head Office Circular: NP/150/18
9th August 2018
ALL REGIONAL COUNCILS
Network Rail – S & T Working at Height Steering Group
Further to Head Office Circular NP/096/17, 23rd June 2017, there has been a further proposal from the company in this matter. The National Executive Committee (NEC) instructed me to meet with our nominated representatives involved in the Steering Group. Following this meeting the matter was again considered by the NEC who have noted and adopted the following report of their Health and Safety Sub-committee:
That we note the proposals from the company but cannot accept the provisions as set out for emergency response work which does not guarantee that the third person is present before the work commences. Accordingly, the General Secretary is instructed to write to the company requesting a suitable revision of the document so that it can be agreed.
Branches and Regional Councils be advised.
I am in the process of carrying out this instruction.
Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all relevant members.