Role of Guard, No to DOO, No dilution in in training

To: All Branches, Regional Councils and Regional Organisers


21st January 2020
HSR/
Circular No. NP19/20
Dear Colleague

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 g.hassell@rmt.org.uk.

Yours sincerely


Mick Cash
General Secretary