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#1 Posted : 01 December 2000 22:35:00(UTC)
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I would be grateful if anyone could supply me with details of any relevant guidance or advice with regard to deaf or partially deaf employees working in a warehouse. The premises in question is a large distribution warehouse and has a large number of fork lift trucks and vehicles in operation. Consequently, there is a problem of not hearing vehicle reversing alarms or fire alarms.
#2 Posted : 02 December 2000 09:45:00(UTC)
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Posted By Mike McDonnell
Being deaf and responsible for auditing warehouses myself I have some sympathy regarding your query. Obviously you need to be careful in terms of DDA and discrimination. I had a similair problem regarding fork lif truck operations and I found EMAS to be very helpfull. In addition most LA's have a Disablement Resettlement Officer who may be able to provide advice.

Should you wish to discuss this further ring 07990 698856 or e mail mike.mcdonnell@co-op.co.uk
#3 Posted : 03 December 2000 16:11:00(UTC)
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Posted By Jim Walker
Hi Tom,
Strangely enough I wrote a special risk assessment for a deaf chap, last week, who wanted to drive a FLT and there was a suggestion he couldn't. E-mail me at jim@sgplc.co.uk if you want more details.
#4 Posted : 04 December 2000 09:23:00(UTC)
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Posted By Peter Sinnott
There is a system called Deaf Alerter for fire alarms
Tel:01332 363981

Initial cost of installing I've been told is £4,000. Not expensive if it saves a life.

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