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Reasonable adjustment to fitness test

Post by Charlotteisace » Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:28 pm

Hi

Has anyone ever done, or heard of anyone doing, the treadmill alternative to the bleep test. I know this is part of reasonable adjustment and has to be signed of a doctor but I’m thinking of doing this.

Reason being I am constantly sustaining injuries from running. I have had issues with my achillies but after seeing a new physio today it looks as though I have suspected stress fractures in my lower shins. I’m absolutely gutted as I love running but I think I am going to have to switch to the treadmill to train and save my legs. Currently on 3 week rest so my fitness retake won’t happen until mid December earliest I don’t think.

Thanks!

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Re: Reasonable adjustment to fitness test

Post by JCOX4 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:09 pm

Sorry if this seems blunt but, if you struggle to run and are prone to injury then what will happen if one of your colleague's need urgent assistance and you need to run to get there. I think that is the whole point of the bleep test and agility test, I am not sure you can do the agility test on a treadmill. Maybe prison officer isn't the right job for you. OSG maybe? Don't know if they have to do a fitness test.
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Offer/vetting started 17/12
Failed vetting 30/12
Appealed 16/01/20
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Decision overturned 25/02
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Fitness resit 02/09
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Re: Reasonable adjustment to fitness test

Post by Charlotteisace » Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:36 pm

No apologies needed - I’m prone to injury when I’m road running 4x a week. Unfortunately me local area doesn’t really have areas where I can practise that’s low impact. It’s the hard surface and repeated impact that’s an issue. Running from a-b is not going to cause me any type of injury. I’ve also already done the agility test and was fine, that’s not a problem at all for me, nor are the other components.

The whole point and reason for having a reasonable adjustment is for those who have medical reasons for not completing that specific element of the fitness test. I can still adequately display my fitness.

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Re: Reasonable adjustment to fitness test

Post by Belfast86 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:50 pm

Continue with the treadmill running on a softer impact floor. Come your assessment day do the road running.

I know treadmill running is a lot easier than road so aim to run more than the required amount comfortably on a treadmill that way you meet the criteria when it comes to assessment day.

Also look into compression socks for shin problems when it comes to running.

What footwear do you have? Did you get your feet checked before you ordered your running trainers?

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Re: Reasonable adjustment to fitness test

Post by Charlotteisace » Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:24 pm

Frustratingly I’m signed off running for about 3 weeks so will recover and then I will definitely hit the treadmill. I have info on the levels I need to aim to in order to comfortably pass.

Yep I treated myself to some brooks adrenaline gts 20. They are amazing as I’m an over pronater and flat footed. I went from being a novice runner to going all guns blazing and I just gradually ended up with injuries. Will deffo look into socks, thanks!

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Re: Reasonable adjustment to fitness test

Post by JCOX4 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:53 pm

Good luck, hope you can get it sorted.
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ARC 26/11/19
Offer/vetting started 17/12
Failed vetting 30/12
Appealed 16/01/20
Referred for decision 17/01
Decision overturned 25/02
Offer and vetting 17/03
Vetting passed 21/03
Covid-19 saga
Fitness resit 02/09
Start 04/01/21 :slcup:

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Re: Reasonable adjustment to fitness test

Post by Charlotteisace » Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:16 pm

Cheers mate. Just the final hurdle I need to get over!

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Re: Reasonable adjustment to fitness test

Post by JCOX4 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:09 pm

Fitness test is far from the final hurdle lol.
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ARC 26/11/19
Offer/vetting started 17/12
Failed vetting 30/12
Appealed 16/01/20
Referred for decision 17/01
Decision overturned 25/02
Offer and vetting 17/03
Vetting passed 21/03
Covid-19 saga
Fitness resit 02/09
Start 04/01/21 :slcup:

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