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T&G safety survey shows 'serious' flaws

29th January 2004
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A UNION HEALTH and safety survey of haulage businesses has revealed some serious shortcomings says the Transport & General Workers Union.

Four had no health and safety training of any kind; one had no written health and safety policy statement; and one had never even had a visit from a Health and Safety Executive inspector.

Fewer than half had carried out occupational health checks.

The survey was carried out in the Hull area and involved over 100 truck operators. Now the union is to make vey of the entire country in a I find out "what action needs taken to improve working e lions for transport workers".

Although the union received 10 replies to its sur spokeswoman for the Roadl age Association says that 101 106 "is not a had response ral Ron Webb, the T&G flat organiser for transport, sa) these findings are repeated i national survey it will be an i; ment of the management ( industry."


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