Safety Advice NRA24-02 – Razor blades behind stickers
Removing stickers is usually deemed a low risk task but not in a restaurant in Weston-Super-Mare.
We have been alerted that stickers (example above) were found in a restaurant’s toilet in Weston-SuperMare. When staff went to remove the stickers, they found razor blades stuck behind the stickers.
It appears that this has been designed to injure those who try to remove the stickers.
This is not a new tactic; it has been used in the past by a variety of individuals/groups. If stickers are found we should proceed with caution as you cannot see the blades until you start to remove the sticker.
To keep our colleagues safe from this potential harm, please can everyone who removes unauthorised stickers and posters protect their hands and use tools when removing the items.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
- Raise awareness of this risk with your teams, especially those staff who may be responsible for removing unauthorised posters and stickers.
- Report any incidents of this type to the BTP on 0800 40 50 40, text 61016 or use Report BritishTransport Police (btp.police.uk) and inform your Region Security team or Group Security If you require further information or you have moved to another role and no longer want to receive security messages, contact Group Security (GroupSecurity@networkrail.co.uk)