JOINT STATEMENT BETWEEN ROYAL MAIL AND THE CWU COVERING THE DEPLOYMENT OF MO25 WITH DEMOUNTABLE BODY IN THE MAIL CENTRE & REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTRE NETWORK
Branches and representatives are advised that trial activity has been taking place in line with the Terms of Reference between Royal Mail and the CWU Covering the Trial of a Six York Mover (MO25) with Demountable Body at South Midlands Mail Centre.
The equipment trialled was a MO25 York Mover with Demountable Body for moving full, empty and nested York’s within Mail Centres and RDC’s.
The trial activity has now been successfully concluded and has confirmed that the Master Mover MO25 with Demountable Body is suitable for use in Mail Centres and RDC’s, subject to a full risk assessment being undertaken locally and the agreed Safe Systems of Work being in place.
Discussions have therefore taken place with the business in relation to concluding a Joint Statement to allow for the solution to be deployed which has been endorsed by the Postal Executive. A copy of the Joint Statement is attached for your consideration.
Colleagues will note that in line with previous agreements the Joint Statement provides for continued full CWU involvement in the deployment activity.
The new Royal Mail designed multiple York mover, allows compatibility of approved demountable bodies with any MO25 Tug. The equipment will enable, at strategic points around the Mail Centre/RDC, empty demountable bodies to be exchanged for loaded ones, which can carry up to 6 full York’s or 15 nested York’s. The loaded Demountable Body is then transported to the distribution warehouse to be unloaded and the cycle is then repeated.
Further to the trial activity SMMC will retain their existing MO25 with Demountable Body system, with initial deployment activity focussing on whether the equipment is suitable for use in the following Mail Centres, instead of the existing Tug with G21 trailer configuration:
The opportunity also exists for all other plants to review their requirements and consider if, subject to the Risk Assessment and SSoW criteria being met, the new equipment would be of benefit to their operation.
The associated safety documentation is attached to the LTB which has been uploaded to the CWU Website.