RMT H&S Handbook and Safety Reps newsletter

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Head Office Circular: NP/136/23

8th August 2023

To: The Secretary




Dear Colleague,



                                                               SAFETY REPS NEWSLETTER


RMT Health and Safety handbook (sometimes known as the red book)

A complete re-write of RMT H&S Handbook is now available on RMT web site: https://www.rmt.org.uk/news/publications/health-and-safety-handbook/

In the Handbook you will find many of the more common legal requirements concerning h&s in the workplace – as well as information on some of the most frequent h&s problems faced by RMT members and the general h&s legislation which applies to these issues. Since the previous edition of the Handbook there have been a number of changes, such as leaving the EU and additions, amendments, and unfortunately some watering down of legislation - and the new version of the Handbook reflets these changes. When they arrive from the printers, I will send out a hardcopy version of the Handbook.


Safety Reps newsletter

Please see here: https://bit.ly/45eHvwP RMT Safety Rep newsletter, summer 2023, which focuses on:

  • Safety reps use of Qingping monitors and online meeting about the monitors
  • RMT Safety Rep merchandise, free to reps who provide evidence of safety activity
  • Update on RMT campaign to recruit young safety reps and women safety reps
  • Info and link to new version of RMT h&s handbook
  • Bus workers conference resolutions and relevance for all RMT members (including information on HSE training on Musculoskeletal disorders and whole-body vibration
  • Covid-19 Inquiry submission
  • H&S diary dates 


Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of relevant members. RMT safety reps will receive the electronic link to the handbook and the newsletter separately. 


Yours sincerely



Michael Lynch

General Secretary