Car Stock

classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
9 messages Options
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Car Stock

Ian Wilde
Administrator
Any techs out there carry a stock of spare parts in their cars?

Ian
Ian Wilde
Renal Tech
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Car Stock

Ivor D
Hi Ian.
We carry spare parts, test/calibration equipment etc. in a van.
What sort of information are you looking for?
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Car Stock

Ian Wilde
Administrator
Hi Ivor,

We currently use our own cars and techs tend to keep a few odds and sods in their tool cases but I was thinking of getting something a bit more formal drawn up with a list of bits that may get you out of a pickle especially when you're miles away from base at a home patient.  I'm thinking it would be up to the individuals to make sure their own personal stock is correct and available to be counted if needed in a stock take exercise/audit.

Basically it's all about trying to be efficient when out on the road so people aren't having to make return journeys to places.

Ian
Ian Wilde
Renal Tech
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Car Stock

Roger Moore
Hi Ian

Are you and your techs aware of the mileage claim that can be submitted for carrying 'bulky items' such as test equipment, tool kits, etc.?
Kind regards

Roger
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Car Stock

Ian Wilde
Administrator
Hi Roger,

I think they give us something they refer to as "passenger rate" - tuppence a mile!  This sound familair??
Ian Wilde
Renal Tech
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Car Stock

Gerry Boyle
In reply to this post by Ian Wilde
Hi Ian,

Before I can carry anything belonging to the Health Board in my car I am required to supply a copy of my insurance and have it cover business use.
Then I need permission from my line-manager, which doesn't happen, so I need to book a pool car, which needs my line-managers permission and so I get quizzed about why I'm going out, at which point I have lost the will to live.

When I worked for one of the dialysis manufacturers they insisted that any delicate equipment, such as reference instrument of DVM, couldn't be left in the company supplied car overnight as any temperature drop might affect the calibration.

The sooner we all have systems like Chris at Lister then the better we can analyse any breakdown cause and go out properly prepared to provide a first time fix.

Until then it will always be the case that the £25K of spares in your car don't include the 35p O ring that you need.   From bitter and twisted experience

Gerry

Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Car Stock

Roger Moore
The table below is taken from AfC Staff Handbook, Section 17:

Kind regards

Roger
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Car Stock

Ivor D
How about the out of hours mileage rates?
I believe that we get public transport rate for that but only if the callout is further from us than the distance from home to base.

For example, if you have a home patient living near to your place of residence then you get paid nothing for travelling to the HHD patient using your own vehicle here. The only way to get reimbursement would be to travel to your place of work (base), hop in to the van/pool car, visit the HHD patient and return the way you came. You will then receive home to base mileage reimbursement at public transport rate.

I think that the system was introduced to stop certain professions abusing the system.
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Car Stock

Roger Moore
We reimburse any mileage travelled when called out regardless of distance. Travel claim forms require one signature from claimant for miles during normal work and a second signature by claimant specifically for 'emergency' miles claimed.
Kind regards

Roger