All ASRs and USRs in the CWU have been advised of a severe weather warning and following discussions with Royal Mail, correspondence with Royal Mail Group's Safety Health and Environment Engagement Manager Nick Burns; has been also circulated via Branches for the attention of their USRs and the appropriate Area Safety Rep.
Also in the same communiqué from the department head, Dave Joyce, is a Warning previously issued by Royal Mail’s Central Postal Control.
See below correspondence with Royal Mail Group, regarding the imminent storm due to hit the UK:
Communication Workers Union
Re: Met Office Severe Weather Warning:
As you know Severe Weather Warnings have been issued by the Met Office.
Storm Callum is due to hit the UK with a 36Hr Cyclone assault and could cause widespread devastation similar to the Tempest of 31 years ago in 1987 great storm. Hurricane scale gales with 80 mph winds are forecast
Appropriate action needs to be taken to protect our outdoor workforce so what is being done by the SHE team and Opps management to protect our Delivery and Distribution outdoor workers and drivers?
Nick Burns responded immediately:
Both these communications direct managers to the Met Office and our Severe Weather Risk Assessment and Severe Weather Communications intranet pages.
Nicholas Burns - CMIOSH , MIIAI
Additionally, Dave advised that communications have been sent to the Delivery Directors and Delivery Area Opps Managers as well as Distribution Managers and Parcelforce Managers by the RMG SHE team, bringing their attention to the need to implement, comply with and and follow the Severe Weather Risk Assessment which includes the need to cease operations if necessary.
Click Here to visit the Met Office Severe Weather Website, where you can see more detail for your local area
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Source: Dave Joyce / CWU