Royal Mail Fiat Doblo Van Fire – Urgent Action Royal Mail Fleet Technical Services (TSB) 16/17 Fiat Doblo Fuel Pipe Checks
To: All Branches with members in RM Group
This is to update Branches and ASRs regarding the Fiat Doblo Van Fire which occurred in the Merseyside, involving a van being operated out of Bootle DO at the beginning of October. Following the fire a thorough investigation was carried out by the Royal Mail Fleet Engineers in conjunction with Fiat Vehicle Manufacturers and this has resulted in the publication/circulation of an “Urgent Action” Royal Mail Fleet Technical Services (TSB), number 16/17, headed ‘Fiat Doblo Fuel Pipe Checks’ (copy attached). TSB 16/17 was previously issued by Royal Mail Fleet to provide Royal Mail Fleet Workshops with instructions to check the fuel pipes in the engine bay on all Fiat Doblo petrol vehicles as a matter of urgency to prevent a potential fire risk. This TSB has been updated to inform all affected Fleet Workshops with the latest recommendations from Fiat and Royal Mail Fleet Engineering on this TSB action (copy attached). This updated TSB 16/17 is also available on the Royal Mail FMS Technical SharePoint intranet site in the TSB 2017 section.
The conclusion from the investigation and checks which have been undertaken is that there is no widespread fire risk danger to Fiat Doblo Van drivers.
Royal Mail Fleet operates 498 Petrol Fiat Doblo Vans within it entire group fleet of 46,000 vehicles. The Fiat Doblo Van has been in service since 2015.
The Royal Mail Group Head of Fleet Engineering assures the CWU Health, Safety, Safety and Environment Department that there is no inherent risk of fire but RM Fleet are still carrying out a check of all petrol Fiat Doblo Vans for completeness and as a precaution.
See attached copy of TSB 16/17.
National Health & Safety Officer