UK government to review low-level letter boxes

UK government to review low-level letter boxes

The UK government has officially backed a move to ban low-level letter boxes from new buildings.

In January 2019 Post & Parcel reported that  Tory MP Vicky Ford has gained initial approval for her proposed legislation that would ban letter boxes being placed at the bottom of doors in newly built constructions.

The government’s Building Regulations Advisory Committee has now announced it will be reviewing low letter boxes on new build properties. And it has promised to consider changing the law as early as 2020.

Conservative MP Vicky Ford took up their cause with a private member’s bill on a minimum letterbox height.

On hearing about the review Vicky Ford tweeted: “Victory! Absolutely delighted that low level letter boxes will now be in next review of building regs.”

Every year, 16,800 Royal Mail workers have time off due to back complaints, said Mrs Ford. Unions have waged a long campaign to protect workers from back injuries, dog bites and trapped fingers.

The move is supported by Royal Mail staff who are in the Communication Workers’ Union.

The new regulations are likely to be similar to European standards, where a letterbox must be between 0.7m and 1.7m high.

Relevant Directory Listings

Listing image

KEBA

Since 2001, KePol parcel lockers from innovation leader KEBA ensure easy automating of the first and last mile of parcel logistics processes. First-class quality and outstanding reliability make KePol the world’s best locker solution available. Thanks to its modularity, the flexibility is high and customizing […]

Find out more

Other Directory Listings

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News Archive

Advertisement

MER Magazine


The Mail & Express Review (MER) Magazine is our quarterly print publication. Packed with original content and thought-provoking features, MER is a a must-read for those who want the inside track on the industry.

 

P&P Poll

Loading

Have letter volumes plateaued in the UK or will they continue to see a decline?

Thank you for voting
You have already voted on this poll!
Please select an option!



Pin It on Pinterest

Share This