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Are you safe at work during the coronavirus outbreak?

Do you work in a non-operational role which you believe is non-essential to the safe-running of our railway - but being told to go to into work regardless? If so, then we need you to complete the form to assess your situation and report back to ensure your health and safety is not being compromised.

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You can find out more about what TSSA is doing about coronavirus here: www.tssa.org.uk/coronavirus

What rail employers are doing, and not doing

Rail workers are being treated differently across different rail companies and there has been conflicting advice from government and companies about who should be at work, what is safe and what level of staffing is required. With rail passenger levels falling by 90%, there are multiple functions – such as ticket office, gate line and revenue protection staff – who are not needed and whose health is being put at risk by going into work. Many others could be working from home. Our union wholeheartedly agrees with what the Transport Secretary said to the Select Committee ‘all non-essential staff must be stood down immediately and also all those who can work from home, if they aren't yet, must do so now’. Despite our union’s pleas many staff are still being ordered to go into work to cover gate lines and booking offices even though footfall and ticket transactions are being driven down with the significant reduction in services. This is about saving lives, not profits. Your employer should be conducting risk assessments in consultation with our TSSA Reps. If they are not doing that, please complete the form below or click here: SafeatWork

TSSA is leading at an industry level to protect rail workers

TSSA’s General Secretary, Manuel Cortes has been in regular talks with senior TU officials,government ministers and employers designed to finalise an industry-wide agreement to protect our members during the pandemic. A Rail Coronavirus Industry Forum was subsequently established leading to emergency principles being agreed. You can find them in our Coronavirus section of the website: www.tssa.org.uk/coronavirus

Assess your safety at work

If you are non-essential to the running of our railway at this time and being told to be at work, then we need to hear from you. In the absence of Risk Assessments to assess the level of risk across your work environment, we need to know if your safety is being compromised. Complete the form below and discuss the results with your TSSA Rep or contact our helpdesk helpdesk@tssa.org.uk

Also, if you have a picture of your workplace, if it is unsafe or you are unable to follow social distancing and other guidelines, please send it to us at comms@tssa.org.uk

  1. Do you work in a non-operational role which you believe is non-essential to the safe-running of our railway - but being told to go to into work regardless? If so, then we need you to complete this form to assess your situation and report back to ensure your health and safety is not being compromised. Your answers will be kept confidential and nothing will be shared that can identify you personally.
  2. Are you a TSSA member? *

  3. Has a risk assessment been carried out relating to each work task which takes account of the increased risk posed by Covid-19 infection?

  4. Has any risk assessment been consulted on with a rep or the workforce?

  5. Whilst in the workplace, can you maintain a 2m social distance between you, your colleagues and members of the public?

  6. If you are unable to maintain a 2 metre space, is there a protective barrier (a solid transparent screen or window) been put in place or space markings between you and a members of the public?

  7. Have gloves been made available in sufficient quantities to allow you to avoid contact at all times with contaminated materials and surfaces?

  8. Do you have easy access at all times to hand washing facilities (soap and warm water), and have you been provided with hand sanitiser?

  9. Are shared equipment and work surfaces and all touch points (including door handles, POMs, TVMs etc) being cleaned frequently? 

  10. Are cash transactions being discouraged?

  11. Have you received guidance from your employer on your safety and wellbeing, frequent washing of hands?

  12. If you have answered NO to any of these questions or, if you don't know the answer, then you need to get in touch immediately with your TSSA reps and/or contact our helpdesk@tssa.org.uk in seeking further information and advice

 

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