Welcome colleagues to the Health and Safety section of the new Northern Ireland Combine branch web site. For those who may not already know me my name is Sean Doherty and I am the Communication Workers Union Area Health and Safety representative for the N Ireland region. It is my remit to look after and uphold the health safety and welfare of all our members here in N Ireland.
In the N Ireland region there are 28 delivery offices, 45 SPDOs ( sub offices where many of our members work), the N Ireland mail centre and the cash handling and distribution centre at Heron Road. A vast area to cover but I do so with the utmost pride.
I am fully trained to professional standard to help our members many of whom who suffer from stress, depression and mental health issue,s and all interactions and meetings with individuals and myself are conducted professionally and in the strictest confidence.
I am also fully trained as a tutor with the CWU and the Belfast Metropolitan College and over the years I have been responsible for training many union reps not just for the C WU but for all trade unions within N Ireland.
I have been a union member since I first joined the post office thirty years ago and have held several positions within our branch, PHG Chairman, Royal Mail Section Sec and branch Treasurer. I have been the Area Health and Safety representative for N Ireland for sixteen years now and I am very proud to be able to help all our members and meet and speak with Royal Mail management on their behalf.
My remit also allows me to investigate accidents, dangerous occurrances, health and safety welfare complaints and attend health and safety meetings with Royal Mail on a regular basis to raise all issue,s on behalf of our members. I also work very closely with the enforcement agencies, the Health and Safety Excutive and the Environmental Health and all our local councils on your behalf..
In closing I would like to thank a few people, to the web designer congratulations on a job well done, and to the branch for finally getting the web site up and running. I would also like to say a big thankyou to Jody Little my Area Rep Subsitute who also works very hard on all your behalf and covers for me when I am on leave and finally to all my workplace safety reps who are my eyes and ears in all our units, and do a great job on a daily basis.
Finally my phone number and email are now at the top of this page please feel free to contact me if you need help.
Yours In Solidarity
Contact Sean on firstname.lastname@example.org
Branches with Members in BT
Safe and Well
see attached (to the left) the latest Health and Safety newsletters from within Openreach. I have attached the two versions, one for
field based people and one for office based people.
is a quick summary of both:
issue of Safe and Well (Field)
• Getting the timing right on accident
• Keep it clean and be seen
• Getting behind the safety card campaign
• Steps to take on corroded steps
• The dangers of gritters
• Keeping in the clear about fire safety
action: Taking action on (driver) distraction
aware: Hitting the mark on
near miss and incidents reporting
involved: Putting your heart into
up to date: This way for..
about: Let’s talk about mental
health – more help available
National Health, Safety & Environment Officer
Regional BT H & S Sub Committee Chairs
Letter To Branch 15LTB-091 - Safe and Well
Colleagues, please find below the latest Letter To Branch (15 LTB-091) regarding 'Safe and Well' with attributing attachment links for download.
Download Openreach H&S Well-being Slideshow (Microsoft PowerPoint required) here
Download February issue of Safe and Well (PDF) here
Other relevant LTB's and important Downloads can be found below.
Action Mesothelioma Day 2015 click here
ADHD in Children and Teenagers (PDF) click here
What is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (PDF) click here
Nationally Agreed Guidelines on Mini Yorks click here
15LTB551 Occupational Health Priorities click here
15LTB557 Are You Asbestos Aware click here
15LTB562 Court Fee Increases - Limits To Justice click here
15LTB573 Changes to Driving & Road Safety click here
15LTB574 Road Safety click here
15LTB580 Use of Mobile Phones for Commercial Vehicles click here
15LTB581 Dying to Work Campaign click here
Royal Mail Driver Safety in-vehicle leaflet click here
LCV Driver Behaviour Agreement click here
Installation of Driver Behaviour Technology click here
15LTB646 European Health & Safety Week 2015 Click here
Schizophrenia Awareness Month 2015 click here
15LTB655 Stop Smoking Campaign 2015 click here
Latest Health & Safety Stats
Mental Health Guide click here
Long Term Delivery Study Report click here
Management of Dog Attack Guidance click here