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Common sense finally prevails at Rolling Stock

May 21, 2014News

Common sense has finally prevailed at Rolling Stock, with crew now only having to wear safety glasses when required, rather than full-time as the impractical rules stated.

Late last year, Rolling Stock advised workers that they would be implementing new personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements for all staff who work in maintenance centres.

The matter was disputed by the RTBU, resulting in the only remaining requirement being the wearing of safety glasses.

This had an obvious impact on drivers who perform Shed and Wash Work at these locations and would have potentially meant that everyone who entered these locations would have to wear safety glasses at all times.

A meeting was arranged to discuss the RTBU’s concerns and a risk assessment conducted, which found that the risks were very low.

The new GM of train crewing has revisited the matter with Rolling Stock with the outcome that crew will now only have to carry safety glasses and wear them if needed, not all the time.

Finally, common sense has prevailed.