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Single Crewed? Would you???.....

Post by RED X » Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:37 pm

Would you be prepared to face the world alone and go out single crewed?
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Post by X » Fri Mar 02, 2007 3:53 pm

i woud only go out single crewed to support a double crewed unit.

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Post by TheWanderer » Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:17 pm

There was a recent topic on this that digressed. Can we try to keep this one on topic. Thanks.

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Post by pongolad » Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:45 pm

Difficult one... part of me says " if supers can, then we can " 'cos, on the whole, we've got more on-road experience. :twisted: BUT the other part say " I want some one to watch my back when I'm hooking up to tow, or putting out a closure on a cold, rainy night (or foggy for that matter) when vis is crap"....plus, who's gonna listen to me moaning :?: :roll:
Believe we should have clearance to deal as single crew, when in transit etc, without having to grovel for permission or worrying if :roll: duty super has sloping shoulders instead of a big umbrella to protect you. :twisted:

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Post by snafu » Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:07 pm

It can be done but you have to work in a slightly different way exactly because you don't have someone watching your back.

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Post by Race Track » Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:53 pm

I voted, yes BUT there was no option where is says; only if we get some extra £££ and they up the number of units to provide more back-up.

We don't have to deal with crims, so there is no danger on that side of the fence, and someone backing me up in another vehicle to put a block on, or bring more equipment is far more useful than some loaf sat next to me.

But only if more £££ and more 4x4's are made available!

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Post by snafu » Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:54 am

Race Track wrote:I voted, yes BUT there was no option where is says; only if we get some extra £££ and they up the number of units to provide more back-up.

We don't have to deal with crims, so there is no danger on that side of the fence, and someone backing me up in another vehicle to put a block on, or bring more equipment is far more useful than some loaf sat next to me.

But only if more £££ and more 4x4's are made available!
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Post by TheWanderer » Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:05 pm

We should have some staff trained and assessed to work single crewed, if only a couple of experienced staff on each shift. This way if a spare vehicle is available (whether 4x4 or grandis) they could go out on thier own rather than a crew having to go 3 up!

Although it can be useful occasionaly, I think 3 crewing is unsafe due to "too many cooks" both at an incident, and squashed into (usually a) pathfinder!

I'm sure the public aren't happy about their taxes being spent on 3 people driving round in a £50,000 vehicle either!

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Post by mondeoman » Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:55 pm

A spare vehicle. Never heard of one of these and didn't realise we had them.Can you order one on the consumables list??
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Post by cone dropper » Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:23 pm

If one of us is single crewed and meets up with single BiB then, hey presto, one to work and the other to cover the others back.

I heard of someone doing this, and it helped cement relationships with the local BiB as both worked together to a common end, and earnt each others respect.

Personally no issues working alone, but would check six on a very regular basis. probalbly do a good impression of an owl with head constantly spinning to find danger.
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Post by be hined u » Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:33 pm

Have been single crewed only when taking vehicle to/picking vehicle up from servicing or RCC. Found it much more tiring at night - easier to miss stuff. Wouldn't mind on days though.
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Post by Race Track » Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:50 pm

TheWanderer wrote:I'm sure the public aren't happy about their taxes being spent on 3 people driving round in a £50,000 vehicle either!
What are you driving TW :?: :shock: :shock:

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Post by skinner » Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:26 am

mondeoman wrote:A spare vehicle. Never heard of one of these and didn't realise we had them.Can you order one on the consumables list??
We have spare though it is the pathfinder, its usually used as the region pool car now, mays well use it as a national car to get it off our hands.

Working alone yes in the day. on nights NO.

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Post by RED X » Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:26 pm

we have 2 spare pathfinders....but not of much use!
we could strip them all down and build a bigger and better machine!... oh no wait....will still be a pathfinder, just made form other pathfinders!
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Post by mondeoman » Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:30 pm

At least all the pathfinders should be gone in the next few months.They are uncomfortable,unreliable and underpowered and cheap and nasty.The people who kitted our ones out are currently doing about 30 for BTP so remember:there is always someone worse off than yourself !!
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