Cross-functioning across Clean and Waste Sites.

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2011 Water, Environment & Transport Service Group
1 March 2011

The latest reorganisations within several of the water companies seem to have turned the clock back and brought clean and waste water operatives working together and cross functioning across sites.

This seems to us to be a backward step. The risk of contamination to workers and the public was a major reason why these streams were separated in the first place. These risks have not gone away. In fact, they have probably increased with there being less manpower and more stringent targets to meet.

Conference asks that the Water, Environment and Transport Executive keeps records/database to monitor this so there is a central point for cases to be reported to and action taken if this proves to be the case.