A number of incidents have occurred in the last month, with drivers left shaken.
In one incident a van had been stolen while the driver was making a delivery. Another had threats made towards them. One of the vans stolen was later found burnt out.
The union is working with Post and looking at ways we can ensure that all members are safe while conducting your work.
Post has a legal responsibility to provide a safe worksite and process of conducting work.
There are a range of strategies and protective devices that can be adopted to reduce both the incentives for robbery and the risks of severe injury during a hold-up. A hands-free mobile telephone so the driver can make phone calls if required is an obvious device. These are provided in some country areas but not in metropolitan areas.
We ask our members to be vigilant while out performing your work duties and at all times put your personal safety first.