Our Ref: HSR/4/2
Head Office Circular: NP/197/18
10th October 2018
To: The Secretary
ALL SHIPPING BRANCHES
NETWORK RAIL – SAFER TRACKSIDE WORKING
Network Rail have been developing technological solutions that aim to increase the number of options available to protect workers in the trackside environment. RMT reached agreement with the company that an RMT Area Health and Safety Representative should be seconded to the project so that the views of track workers were taken into consideration from the very beginning of the project.
A report of our representative on the trial has recently been considered by the National Executive Committee who have noted and adopted the following report of their Health and Safety Sub-committee:
We note the comprehensive report on the file from our representative on the trial. General Secretary is instructed to sign the necessary documents to enable this matter to proceed to trial. Further the General Secretary us instructed to prepare a full briefing paper on progress to be distributed to all Branches and Regional Councils as an attachment to a full circular.
Branches and Regional Councils be advised.
Please find attached a briefing on the project. I am acting in accordance with these instructions Please make the contents of this circular available to all appropriate members.