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Tourerfogey
From AOL News:

They are famed for battling extreme weather and vicious dogs in the pursuit of providing a first class postal service.

But Royal Mail says its postman have been forced to suspend deliveries during "adverse wet weather conditions" after one slipped on algae and moss on the pavement and broke his shoulder.

A number of businesses have now been told they will not have mail delivered on rainy days after a postman slipped and injured himself on a wet pavement.

Instead, customers in South Parade, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, have been told to collect their post from the town's main sorting office during bad weather.

Royal Mail spokeswoman Morag Turnbull said the safety of staff was paramount.

She said: "Last Friday, a member of staff slipped on algae and moss on the pavement at South Parade due to adverse wet weather and consequently broke his shoulder.

"Following a risk assessment of the area, we have notified Doncaster City Council of the danger posed by the poor condition of the pavement.

"We have explained to customers in South Parade that we must, only during adverse wet weather conditions, suspend deliveries to their address as a precautionary measure until the pavement surfaces are improved by Doncaster City Council.

"Customers will be able to collect their mail from Doncaster Delivery Office.

"We know this is inconvenient and we apologise to customers, but the safety and welfare of our staff is paramount and we only suspend deliveries if the safety of our postmen and women is at risk.

"Royal Mail delivers to almost 29 million addresses across the UK and so it is always a last resort if we decide not to deliver to a specific address or addresses."

Accountant Amanda Henwood, who works on the South Parade, called the move "bizzare." She told the Yorkshire Post: “The thing that really beggars belief is the apparent timetable of events. It took just 24 hours to do a risk assessment and decide we won’t get our post when it rains.

“Usually, it takes Royal Mail a month to let us know they are holding an item of mail on which postage has been underpaid, usually by something like 9p.

Posted 13 Jun 2012, 12:09 #1 

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MrDoodles
All the more reason to use a different carrier! :evil:
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Posted 13 Jun 2012, 12:48 #2 

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Jürgen
Royal Mail spokeswoman Morag Turnbull said the safety of staff was paramount.

Does nobody care about the letters? They could get hit by a raindrop! :mad1:


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Posted 13 Jun 2012, 14:10 #3 

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MN190
Jürgen wrote:
Royal Mail spokeswoman Morag Turnbull said the safety of staff was paramount.

Does nobody care about the letters? They could get hit by a raindrop! :mad1:


:gmc:

Don't tell them that
They will leave them out on purpose so they either weigh more or swell up so they can charge more.
As well as getting you to collect them you then get to pay for the privilege :panic:

Posted 13 Jun 2012, 21:48 #4 

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takestock
We have just been informed at work that somebody has been hurt using the stairs but not using the handrail. We have all been advised that we must use the handrail on the stairs if it is fitted. Trouble is I'm surveying properties, clipboard in one hand and tape measure in other. Then there is the ladder we need to take upstairs to check in the loft......Cannot wait for a Know how guide :confused:
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Posted 14 Jun 2012, 16:28 #5 


goodlittlewifey
I know that street, and its complete nonsense , surely mr postman knowing what the steps are like normally ,should of been watching where hes going, INCASE there was a problem

Posted 15 Jun 2012, 21:57 #6 

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SpongeBob
In the old days, that type of incident would have been called "bad luck" :roll:

Posted 16 Jun 2012, 06:48 #7 

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takestock
SpongeBob wrote:In the old days, that type of incident would have been called "bad luck" :roll:


How old are you again Si :D :D :D
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Posted 16 Jun 2012, 07:16 #8 


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