Legionella Contamination - Class 700 Units, Siemens Thameslink Project

Our ref: HSR/1/3
5th August 2021
To: RMT members employed by
GTR Thameslink
Siemens (Thameslink Project)

By email only

Dear Brother/Sister

LEGIONELLA CONTAMINATION - CLASS 700 UNITS, SIEMENS THAMESLINK PROJECT

Following the discovery of Legionnaries’ disease in 5 Class 700 units in Siemens’ Three Bridges Train Care Depot, I have request disclosure from Siemens (Thameslink Project) and GTR Thameslink as a matter of urgency.

I understand the units have gone into passenger service.

I am also bringing this matter to the attention of ORR and HSE.

Members are advised to invoke your employer’s Worksafe Procedure if you feel you are placing yourself in a position of serious and imminent danger.

Please view our advice in full at: https://www.rmt.org.uk/news/publications/serious-and-imminent-danger-booklet/


With thanks and kind regards.

Yours sincerely

 

Michael Lynch
General Secretary