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Jargon buster?

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Hey there - new recruit here.

I know I'll learn about it all on training shortly, but reading some of the threads has been difficult as there are lots of jargon/acronyms kicking about. Could someone run through them for us newbies? Things like IEPs, RFID etc etc

Many thanks!

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oooo good one, lets all do one each

OSG== operational support grade :sltgn:

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IEP = incentives and earned privileges (tv, extra visits, PlayStation etc)
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RFID - I think are like keycards, electronic fobs if you was to disable an alarm panel or someone open a door with a keycard, that’s RFID.
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AFC - Accommodation Fabric Check
VP - Vulnerable Prisoner
DNU - Do Not Unlock

I have seen incoming mail with S.W.A.L.K on the envelope and learnt just this week is abbreviated as ‘sealed with a loving kiss’

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RFID - Radio frequency identification -refers to a wireless system comprised of two components: tags and readers. The reader is a device that has one or more antennas that emit radio waves and receive signals back from the RFID tag

Think pass cards / contactless bank cards / car keys for posh cars with keyless entry and start.
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Shift jargon

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This may sound really stupid, but what are people talking about when they use “ED, AD” etc when they are talking about what shift they are on?! Please someone help me out! :sloo: :slbg:

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An ED is evening duty, in other words you'll be working until until final roll check, normally around 1945. If you're the 'late stop' you'll be on duty until the night staff come in.

Not sure what AD means, an 'A' shift however means you will be working a full day, e.g. 0745-1945.

Hope that helps!

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Big_Mac wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:41 am AFC - Accommodation Fabric Check
VP - Vulnerable Prisoner
DNU - Do Not Unlock

I have seen incoming mail with S.W.A.L.K on the envelope and learnt just this week is abbreviated as ‘sealed with a loving kiss’
I use to write this on letters when I was a teenager! A very long time a go! 😂

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KFC- Kentucky Fried Chicken

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Helps if I read the entire thread, thought we were just talking shifts! AD - added days, only given by the independent adjudicator who attends the establishment once a month.

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AA - Awaiting Adjudiation
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If not us, who? If not now, when?

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Might just be a northern thing (I’m not sure) but, a prisoner once told me at lunch time that he’d forgot to grab his duff. Yes, DUFF! I said “I didn’t realise we served beer”. He replied “No boss, my pudding”. So there you go... Duff/desert/pudding.

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Comes from 'plum duff', another name for Christmas pudding.

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