To: All Branches, Regional Councils and Regional Organisers
21st January 2020
Circular No. NP19/20
Role of Guard, No to DOO, No dilution in in training
Firstly, may I restate our position on DOO. The union is resolute that every train must have a safety critical guard with a role in safe dispatch.
Secondly, we are aware that there is an on-going attempt to dilute the role of the guard and the training they require. Any instances where management are proposing to increase the length in-between training or decrease the elements within the training must be raised with the Regional Organiser and the Regional Office.
Finally, there have been a number of reports of wrong side door openings by drivers. Members must keep us aware of these instances by reporting them to our Health & Safety officer firstname.lastname@example.org.