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ATC Controller 'too Tall' For The Job  
User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 35
Posted (9 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2485 times:

I don't know if this belongs in this forum on nonav - its somewhat related to CivAv, so ...

From :http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hampshire/4727179.stm

A graduate lost out on his dream job because bosses at an air traffic control centre said he was too tall.... the offer to the 23-year-old, from Northampton, was later withdrawn because the company thought his 38-inch (0.96m) legs would pose a safety risk.

Opinions?

7LBAC111


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User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2438 times:

The consoles' height is not adjustible. He'll have DVT every other day sitting in front of them. It's a health and safety risk for him. Feel sorry but it's one of those things.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

Maybe they should have Informed him prior to him Applying for the post.
regds
MEL



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User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2411 times:

Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 1):
The consoles' height is not adjustible

Can't he get an adjustable chair instead?

7LBAC111



Debate is what you put on de hook when you want to catch de fish.
User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

The chairs are fully adjustable. Lowering the chair does him no good as his legs will be even more cramped. Moving the chair up does no good neither, his arms and eyes will be at the wrong height for the HMI. The only solution would be to raise the console but that's not practical as different consoles maybe used for the sector he's validated on (assumming Swanwick). TC and towers' consoles are bolted together/to the wall/ground. At least he's able to work for Maastricht.


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User currently offlineBoysteve From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 935 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2290 times:

I do not accept that nothing can be done or indeed should be done. We have new legislation in the UK which means you have to make it possible for disabled people to work by installing ramps etc at the companies cost. If an applicant was turned down for a physical disability, there would be an outcry, and quite rightly. Yet they are able to turn this bloke down with no comeback. The management who are behind this decision, or those who allowed such a situation to develop in the first place should be ashamed of themselves.

User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2261 times:

They must have their reasons. I'm sure NATS would have been able to take him if it wasnt beyond reasonable effort to perform the modifications. If it meant having to shut down the ops room for a week (hence the entire London FIR/military/GA bar TC) to raise and rewire all the consoles that would be beyond reasonable. Let's see how this develops in the courts.


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User currently offlineBoysteve From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 935 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2230 times:

Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 6):
If it meant having to shut down the ops room for a week (hence the entire London FIR/military/GA bar TC) to raise and rewire all the consoles that would be beyond reasonable

They could do this the next time the damn thing crashes and so it's out of use anyway!


User currently offlineEgmcman From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 898 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2201 times:

This was in yesterday's Daily Mail according to the article he now works for Eurocontrol in Luxembourg.
egmcman


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