Thank you once again for all your adivce. I work alone like many of us on the list and sometimes need a good sounding board and as ever Jiscmail and its memebers deliver. The lady is Polish and it has been difficult to translate her concerns.The discomfort only happens when she has worked on a particular part of the line - stringling meat. She has no other underlying medical condition nor does she partake in outside activites which may contribute. She is about 30years and very petite. Looking at records it appears she is not stringing meat joints for several weeks ( the men are doing it for her) and then she is asked to do three hours at a time when the men are not able to do it. Although as far as the manager was concerned all were rotating correctly at 1 - 2 hr intervals. I have arranged for her to reduce the time she is working in this part of the role initially and gradually increase the time ensuring that the task is undertaken regularly asking her to inform LM as soon as she feels discomfort. My hope is that she will gradually become acustomed to it and if not we will be able to identify at what point it causes discomfort. If expereinces discomfort I will ask for a physio assessment /GP referral. And you are right we are only advising -
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