2023-08-25 10:28

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CWU Health Safety And Environment Dept Issue Severe Weather Warning To All USRs

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.

Pic: Weather map and warning

See below correspondence with Royal Mail Group, regarding the imminent storm due to hit the UK:

Communication Workers UnionPic: CWU National Officer Dave Joyce

Nick Burns

Dear Nick,

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
with extreme downpours causing floods‎ leading to damage and mayhem on the roads.

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?

Yours Sincerely

Dave Joyce
National Health, Safety & Environment Officer

Nick Burns responded immediately:


Pic: Met Office warning - click to got to the websiteI have been liaising with Comms on this, in addition to the warnings sent out by CPC earlier this afternoon a message has been issued on our intranet home page which I have copied below. 

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
Safety Health and Environment Engagement Manager

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

If you are viewing this website news item in Royal Mail premises, Click here for the RM Severe Weather Process only available via their intranet.

Source: Dave Joyce / CWU

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