Should PCSOs be offered eyesight tests and provided specs?

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Do PCSOs come under the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 ?

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Post by jimbo » Mon Jul 11, 2005 7:02 pm

Micky - for you:


Do PCSOs come under the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 ?
No, PCSOs spend the majority of their time walking, so they don't
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Well PCSOs access work computers on a daily basis - so YES, they do
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PCSOs who are expected to input crime reports, intelligence and view briefings on DSE do, YES
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This is something that can only be decided by the PCSO's line manager
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Yes they do AND I have been given a free eyesight test
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Yes they do and I have been provided with free spectacles
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Post by markluker » Sat Jul 16, 2005 1:30 pm

Even though we spend very little time behind a computor screen I think that we should be given free eyesight tests and specs! It doesnt take long for your eyes to go all cocked up!
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Post by alihowe » Sat Jul 16, 2005 5:04 pm

micky wrote:I would have voted but I can't read the writing because my eyes are going with all this computor usage.
LOL Micky, me too!!!!!!!! :lol:
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Post by markluker » Sat Jul 16, 2005 9:01 pm

Good to see Ali's back! At least I think its Ali but the screen is a bit blurry!
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Post by topdog » Sat Jul 16, 2005 10:06 pm

I would personally be far more interested in a Boot allowance. I would say that because i have x-ray vision...

But seriously i but one pair of boots every couple of years and i buy the decent stuff. £120 Pro Boots are my preference as i wore them for several years in HM Forces.

I even but my own cycle shoes.

It shouldn't be that way.

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Post by alihowe » Sun Jul 17, 2005 4:29 pm

topdog wrote:I would personally be far more interested in a Boot allowance. I would say that because i have x-ray vision...

But seriously i but one pair of boots every couple of years and i buy the decent stuff. £120 Pro Boots are my preference as i wore them for several years in HM Forces.

I even but my own cycle shoes.

It shouldn't be that way.

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I think we can claim £50 tax for our footware each year??????????
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Post by topdog » Sun Jul 17, 2005 8:04 pm

I have enquired about said boot allowance before and i have been reliably informed that this is a Federation Member only scheme...?

I'll ask my Tax Man buddy and get back to you.

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back to eyesight!!

Post by falkor » Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:01 am

One of the requirements of the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 is that employees identified as 'users' of DSE and VDUs should be offered eyesight tests and be provided with appropriate vocational spectacles where necessary.

The Regulation require tests to be given by a regular optician or optometrist, or by a medical practitioner with suitable qualifications. The costs of the tests and the vocational spectacles must be met by the employer.
PCSOs are ** REQUIRED** to access computers on a daily basis as part of their job

PCSOs do not volunteer to log in on their force computers THIS IS AN ORDER

they are required to check their email EVERY DAY and because of this I SAY that PCSOs are employees identified as 'users' of DSE and VDUs

that being the case YOU ARE ENTITLED to a free eyesight test and I would heartily recommend that you apply right now :wink:

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Post by alihowe » Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:43 pm

That's useful to know Falkor. Thanks for that :D
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Post by falkor » Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:45 am

okay it's useful to know, cheers ali :wink:

HAVE ANY PCSOs been issued with an eyecare voucher from work?

:arrow: YOU ARE ENTITLED TO THIS!! HAS ANYBODY EVEN APPLIED ???? :?:

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Post by Timd130879 » Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:34 am

Yes... I was supplied a free eye test and free pair of glasses by Dorset. They were'nt very fetching though........hehe!! :lol:
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Post by alihowe » Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:47 am

Timd130879 wrote:Yes... I was supplied a free eye test and free pair of glasses by Dorset. They were'nt very fetching though........hehe!! :lol:
Did you ressemble Joe 90?,..........lol :lol: only joking! :wink:
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Post by falkor » Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:11 am

thanks Tim but HAS ANY PCSO applied for an eye care voucher?

:gl: THIS IS SOMETHING YOU ARE ENTITLED TO!! :hello:

on a related point may I please remind all police drivers (including police staff) of the importance to ensure that their eyesight classification is up to date. All eyesight tests will have been recorded onto your police driving permit - could you please check these immediately. Eyesight tests must be undertaken every 3 years, which is reduced to 2 years for those over 40. The roads policing policy unit have made it clear that any person whose eyesight classification has expired must not drive until they undergo another eyesight test. This is not exclusive to response team drivers, and includes non-uniformed officers and police staff. Please could you check your permits immediately and contact your training staff should you require an eyesight test. Further info can be found on the MET intranet, under the "Police Driver and Vehicle regulations" in the policy section.

WELL? have you applied for an eyecare voucher? Timd130879 says he did but I'm looking for PCSOs on this! :wink:

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Post by kel » Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:22 pm

its hard enough trying to get on a damn computer where im based - so the chances of me and VDU exposure are not too high - mind you im on it more viewing this national pcso website - maybe we could get funding that way haha

Oh and I do have a cat called FLUFFY :oops:

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