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Author Topic: Bumblebee and back pain  (Read 7399 times)

Olivia Pope

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Re: Bumblebee and back pain
« Reply #25 on: 20-01-18, 10:44PM »
They should be within the risk assessment limits and you can challenge thus - if going over weight seek usdaws support via health and safety rep, if accidents of any kind or incidents report it , if your managers are on your side get them to add on ATC - ask for a copy

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Re: Bumblebee and back pain
« Reply #26 on: 22-01-18, 07:13AM »
The pristine training actually means you can't deliver to late now, you need 1 hand free to hold a handrail for 3 points of contact, so you can't hold the tray full of shopping while climbing stairs.

ASDA and Saintsbury have both stopped delivering to flats, not sure if ocado followed suit too, all the grocery delivery firms are changing because of how much time their staff take off.

rogerthedodger

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Re: Bumblebee and back pain
« Reply #27 on: 22-01-18, 12:09PM »
Needs Tesco to announce something on this! The fact TESCO state the policy is to deliver to building entrance! When drivers r told essentially to do anything up to 3 floors!!!’ Is ridiculous

VladPutin

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Re: Bumblebee and back pain
« Reply #28 on: 04-05-18, 09:22PM »
Sorry weed but don't really agree with much you said. As far as fitness goes im ex army for 15 years so fitness not an issue for me. Difference between our role and someone wheeling out cages into store is quite different. The trays of shopping we carry are generally much heavier than the small boxes put on shelves in store but the main reason drivers struggle with their backs is because lots of our deliveries are up 2 or 3 flights of stairs sometimes 4. If you get a few of these on your run it is hard work no matter what your opinion. Oh & also a lot of the work is done in rain & wind which doesent help, not in a nice warm store.

You've obviously never worked in Produce. The average weight of a tray of potatoes, carrots, Swedes etc etc is well over 10 kilos, and you're lifting them every hour or so in a busy store.

VladPutin

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Re: Bumblebee and back pain
« Reply #29 on: 04-05-18, 09:29PM »
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/asda-apologises-customer-after-telling-11862235

So it's not just Tesco drivers with back pain, but we will deliver it anyway.

The should have offered the fat whinger a free gym membership. Maybe after losing a couple of stone he'd be able to carry his own bloody shopping up one flight of stairs. ;D

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Re: Bumblebee and back pain
« Reply #30 on: 06-05-18, 06:10PM »
 I dont understand is why the Fu........k Asda gave him something as a way to say sorry ,,
And as the picture shows its not just a matter of up the stairs and out side the door, it seems it could have been some further distance down the path,
 And yep needs the Gym ,