Our ref: HSR/2/6
Head Office Circular: NP/214/23
13th December 2023
To: The Secretary
I have received concerns from RMT reps around the method of protection employed whilst using Duff/Simplex Jacks. They are of the opinion that using these jacks would affect the safety of the line and a line blockage with additional protection must be employed as a minimum protection arrangement.
I therefore advise that members invoke the Work Safe Procedure should their SSOW not be as a minimum of line blockage with additional protection.
I express my thanks to RMT Health and Safety reps Jack Rawcliffe and Aidan Gibson for raising the concern on behalf of members.