09 Jan 2017, 20:07
09 Jan 2017, 20:13
09 Jan 2017, 20:16
greengiant wrote:Have you had the RM driver assessment yet? If not, then you shouldn't be getting asked to drive.
09 Jan 2017, 20:17
09 Jan 2017, 20:20
Pompey Boy wrote:Have you had a change-over, which is an assessment of your driving and have Royal Mail checked your licence? If the answer to either or both of these is no then you shouldn't be driving a RM vehicle. Also have you been trained to do vehicle checks etc and how to record them? I'd be very careful about agrreeing to drive. What normally happens at our place in this situation is that they get a driver to drop the two posties off using a bigger van with three seats, like a transit.
09 Jan 2017, 20:21
09 Jan 2017, 20:25
Pompey Boy wrote:Sorry just seen that you have been assessed. You can't relly refuse to drive then. The non-driver should know where to park for each loop. Just tell your guvnor that you've never driven for RM before and so will be slow. So either cut-off or agree docket before you go out. Good luck!
09 Jan 2017, 20:25
09 Jan 2017, 20:35
09 Jan 2017, 21:51
salomon2 wrote:Be organised, I presume you roughly know the area. Download a few street maps of the area or make sure google maps on your phone is up to date. When bundling up your round keep the packets in the same trays and number the front of each tray so it should take you on the route and save you missing any packets. Try not to walk too far without moving the van. If your unsure of some odd houses then even ask before going out or ask if someone else can take them. Find out who else knows the round and get their number so you can ring if needed. But you'll be fine just be organised I've even taken photos of the frame so I can look at them if I get lost. Done plenty blind and only brought back a few random addressed. Make sure you know where the specials are and write them down so you can drive to them early if needed and save you panicking.
09 Jan 2017, 22:13
09 Jan 2017, 23:34
09 Jan 2017, 23:39
ripio wrote:Get the managers to print out a map for you, they should have maps of all duties with the loops marked on them in different colours.
Get someone who knows the walks to mark your parking spots for each loop on the map. (passenger won't necessarily know all of these if you don't both start loops at the same location).
Specials and large packets will probably be the only nuisances, allow for extra time to find addresses.
10 Jan 2017, 04:49
gone postal wrote:Don't forget your van checks bud, :thumbup
10 Jan 2017, 14:39
Postie45 wrote:gone postal wrote:Don't forget your van checks bud,
was going to say the same ! just like everyone else doesnt ! lol
But yeah would be a good habit to get into to actually do the checks.