Royal Mail Group – Provision of Personal Attack Alarms To Postal Workers
This is a further short update following LTBs 422/2021 issued on 6 October 2021, 435/2021 issued on 11 October 2021 and 455/21 issued on 26 October 2021.
As previously reported, agreement had been reached between the CWU Health, Safety & Environment Department and Royal Mail Group for the provision of Personal Attack Alarms for CWU members and that following discussions with Royal Mail Group and ‘Dimensions’ the company’s work-wear supplier, it had been agreed that the new Personal Attack Alarms (PAAs) would be made available on the Royal Mail Group website/uniform ordering portal, following which CWU members could pre-order the item.
I’m pleased to report further progress as follows; On Thursday 21 October, the Personal Attack Alarms went live on the Royal Mail uniform ordering portal for pre-orders of the alarms and orders have to date reached 6,120 which both sides are delighted with.
As previously reported, a first initial order for 5,000 alarms was placed with manufacturers which was followed up with a second order for a further 5,000 alarms and there are plans to shortly place a third order.
The Personal Attack Alarms (PAA) are currently being tested to receive safety certification which we expect to be straightforward and shortly Royal Mail/Dimensions should be dispatching the PAA Alarms to those members who have placed orders.
A further report to Branches will be made in due course.
National Health, Safety & Environment Officer