The union and Australia Post are working together on a few things to ensure that all staff are safe while out performing duties. A few staff have been selected by the union and Post to test the following items:
Tyre alternatives - Suppliers have provided 3 road based and 1 set of “knobby” tyres to be tested in all states. The union has nominated staff from each state to try these alternate tyres over a duration and report back to Post and the union with the outcome of how all the tyres went.
Motorcycle Helmets - Australia Post has sourced 30 trail helmets for field testing to be done by nominated union and Post representatives. The new helmets will include the following a high-vis yellow colouring, additional vents and some come with removable lining.
The union has also put forward some alternate helmet supplier. Once testing is completed we will advise of outcome.
Light weight Gloves for walkers - A delivery facility within Sydney are currently trailing light weight gloves for walkers. This is currently being trailed by HSRs within this facility. Once trail is completed an outcome will be advised.