The branch has a very active interest in Health and Safety. We take the view that our members are precious. If any have an accident, then their lives can be affected along with those of their workmates and families.
Under the leadership of John Southwell, the Branch Safety Co-ordinator, we have John Allingham as Assistant Secretary (Health and Safety) and a number of Union Safety Representatives (USRs) as defined under the Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations.
This is a fantastic film showing the effects of asbestos, its manufacture and sale on a small town in Belgium and in Kymore in India and the treatment of people by the multi-national Eternit.
'Look After Yourself This Winter' Campaign
Is your family going to be happy with you if you catch a cold this winter? Will your workmates thank you for giving them a cold? Will you feel up to working to your full potential?
Advice is available from BT and the NHS to make life easier for you. Here are two posters to read and download, the first is Do you feel unwell? and the second is Have you still not had your flu jab?.
Health & Safety North, Bolton Arena Wednesday 12/10/16
Health and Safety in the North West has a high profile. The annual Health and Safety North conference was held in Bolton Arena on 12th October and was attended by John Southwell, North West BT Unions Health and Safety Co-ord Secretary.
John's report covers the two day event and includes presentations given on Sentencing Council Guidelines for health and safety offences and legal advice updates on healthy and safety law, given by several leading solicitors in their field of expertise.
You can download John's report here