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Old 2nd September 2009, 15:06   #1 (permalink)
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Overweight Stagecoach bus drivers are to go on a fitness drive

Heavyweight bus drivers are to go on a fitness drive to prevent them breaking their seats.

Stagecoach in Hull has sent letters to all its staff explaining the need for fat drivers to lose weight.

The company claims there is a health and safety risk of drivers topping 20 stone breaking new seats.

Now, overweight drivers will go on a fitness regime and will be re-deployed to work for Stagecoach in others areas until they lose wight.

The letter to employees asks drivers who think they exceed the weight limit of 20 stone for some buses and 23 stone for others to seek out their appropriate line manager, who will refer them to the company's occupational assessment adviser.

The adviser will then discuss a weight loss programme with them.

Stagecoach employs 350 people in Hull, of which 300 of them are drivers.

Company spokesman Tony Fieldsend told the Mail the policy, which came into force this week, was in line with safety regulations on new seats it has fitted on its buses.

He said: "The background to this is that the seats we have fitted on our busses have a weight specification of 23 stone for some and less for others.

"Because of health and safety and because we recognise we have a duty of care to people, a letter has gone to everyone explaining what we are doing.

"We have done it in conjunction with the union Unite and it is in agreement.

"Heaven forbid if a driver in charge of 70 people had an accident."

Drivers will also still be able to drive buses for test purposes, just not carry passengers.

Mr Fieldsend added: "Unite came to senior managers with a proposal where we sign drivers up for the Active for Life Campaign and we will support them in joining that."

Active for Life is a Government scheme which aims to get people fitter and healthier.

Anyone can sign up and will enjoy benefits such as six weeks access to a gym, day passes to gyms in the local area and access to walking groups as well as other tips to stay healthy.

One Stagecoach driver, who did not want to be named, said: "I think it is disgusting.

"It is certainly discrimination.

"This will affect quite a lot of drivers.

"Some may be just a stone over the limit but others are five or six stone over the limit.

"If you are overweight you will be given a time period to lose it and will have to work elsewhere until you have."

The region's other main bus company, EYMS, confirmed there are no weight restrictions imposed on its drivers.
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That is pure discrimination against larger people.How can the Unoins allow this to happen.
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elf 'n safety?
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Re: Overweight Stagecoach bus drivers are to go on a fitness drive

Before İ became a Health Visitor İ was in charge of a Recovery Room in the National Heart Hospital London....ive seen hundreds of people having ''heart attacks''
the majority were not overweight..however the majority did smoke!
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A bit like our local Police force Northumbria that done away with the motorcycle division recently quoting health & safety of officers.
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Think it's a bit harsh but wouldn't mind the free gym pass
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I am sure they wıll pull the medıcal cards out an they wıll all have thyroıd problems so ıt wıll be ok.
However when watchıng the tv and ıt shows less fortunate natıons why ıs ıt u never see somebody wıth a thyroıd problem out ın the sahara dessert??????
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I think you will find it is over active knife and fork.
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Re: Overweight Stagecoach bus drivers are to go on a fitness drive

There was no weight limit when they employed these people and weight was not part of their conditions, so they can´t just ımpose it; if managers change employment conditions and they lose money because of it managers will be explainıng themselves in a Tribunal.

If they knew there was a problem and they had the option to buy stronger seats, then they should have done that; there must be plenty of overweight lorry drivers who manage to find seats to accommodate them.

Lucky that ın EU, unlıke Turkey, there is employment legislation to protect workers against management whims.

If they can´t do their contracted work then there are procedures to deal with that.

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