Network Rail - Worksafe Procedure

Our Ref: HSR/2/25
Head Office Circular NP/181/20
22nd July 2020

The Secretary

Dear Colleague


Further to Head Office Circular NP/137/20, 5th June 2020 a response to our demand for alterations to the revised policy has been received. Although the company have taken on board some of our concerns they have not seen fit to explicitly include an individual’s legal right to invoke the Worksafe procedure.

In considering the company’s response the National Executive Committee noted and adopted the following report of their Health and Safety Sub-committee:

We note the correspondence on file from the company and that the company have not included the legal right to invoke the Worksafe Procedure under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations. The General Secretary is instructed to write further to the company stressing this point and that it must be included in the policy before this NEC can agree it.

Branches and Regional Councils to be advised.

I am acting in accordance with these instructions and will keep you advised of further developments. Please bring the contents of this Circular to the attention of relevant members.

Yours sincerely

Mick Cash
General Secretary