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

Sean Doherty

Sean Doherty

Contact Sean on

Tel: 07801186866

To:  All Branches with Members in BT


Dear Colleagues,


Safe and Well


Please 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.


Here is a quick summary of both:


February issue of Safe and Well (Field)


•        Getting the timing right on accident reporting

•        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


Non field teams


•        Take action:           Taking action on (driver) distraction

•        Be aware:              Hitting the mark on near miss and incidents reporting

•        Get involved:          Putting your heart into safety

•        Keep up to date:     This way for..

•        Know about:           Let’s talk about mental health – more help available


Yours sincerely



Tony Rupa

Acting National Health, Safety & Environment Officer


cc: 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.

Sean Doherty

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


Corporate Manslaughter
click here

Latest Health & Safety Stats
click here


Mental Health Guide click here


Long Term Delivery Study Report click here

Management of Dog Attack Guidance click here



HSE Launches 

New H&S 


click here