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Old 08 May 2004, 04:01   #11
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Don't think anyone was labelled here at all. The legislation I referred to for example MAY be worth reading with relation to discrimination & employment.
I've read the other posts & don't pick up anyone being labelled ?

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Old 08 May 2004, 06:06   #12
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I think that may have been me , re the label and i apologize if it caused offence. it seems you are saying the same as me on this Rupert re the medical
now i am classed as disabled as i have to wear a knee brace permanently
as i was injured in my last occupation and was medically retired in 1994 so i returned to teaching, when it comes to my medical i have to jump through a couple of hoops to get it , but it is not a limiting condition, just have a wobbly knee
so brace is a stabilizer,so not limited in mobility when wearing it, i use this as an example , if you can prove your disability /condition is not limiting then they have no choice but to grant you commercial endorsement, good luck with the appeal
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Old 08 May 2004, 14:07   #13
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I thinkhe was not allowed to be an RYA Instructor(if passed course).Due to his current medical condition,as on course have to sign form to say medically fit and not suffering from any long term medical condition.
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Old 08 May 2004, 17:16   #14
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Hi, just a word of encouragement, it is worth appealing medical failures! I failed the vision part of my second ENG1 with glasses 10 years ago, and appealed it on the grounds that the MCA were not testing to their required standards. This only came to light as I'd just had an eye test and didn't need glasses so looked into it, after more investigation the Dreadnougt unit at St Thomas's hospital wrote to the MCA's chief medical examiner stating that I met the requirements and this was accepted. Unofficially it did help that I was already at sea. Also I know of one other person who had to change careers for exactly the same reason, wonder how many more people have been affected?
I haven't worked on UK ships for a while now, but I understood that diabetes was being reconsidered re. ENG1 though this may be for non insulin dependant form.
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Old 08 May 2004, 19:18   #15
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I can guarantee that insulin dependent diabetes is a failure for ENG1, have to jump though hoops every year to get exemption because I can't get one
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Wow, recap... i've just dropped into this forum thing and have had thoughts about becoming a comercial operator (Live on west coast, plenty of wildlife tourism here..)

Im a diabetic Class 1, insulin dependent...
So with current law,
I CAN take a boat out on my own (i have level 2 powerboat)
I COULD become an instructor...
I CAN NOT become an comercial operator?

So, who defines this, Health and safety executive? RYA?
If someone is about to tell me that i cant do something that i would possibly be great at, im going to go mad. Is this another case of Diabetics being rejected from things they are perfectly capable of doing?

Maybe an appeal with signature could be set up on the site.
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Old 29 August 2004, 21:45   #17
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Ding Dong..... anyone home?
Thread appears kinda dead for my likes.....

Anyone?
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Hate to say this but... my understanding is you are NOT allowed to drive an emergency ambulance if you re an IDDM - unless things have changed.

Believe it was down to some EU legislation.

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Wow, recap... i've just dropped into this forum thing and have had thoughts about becoming a comercial operator (Live on west coast, plenty of wildlife tourism here..)

Im a diabetic Class 1, insulin dependent...
So with current law,
I CAN take a boat out on my own (i have level 2 powerboat)
I COULD become an instructor...
I CAN NOT become an comercial operator?

So, who defines this, Health and safety executive? RYA?
its the MCA sorry to dissapoint this thread was started a while ago and unfortunatley for you the answer is no you will not get a commercial endorsement , as i mentioned in a previous reply a good fiend of mine a RYA YACHTMASTER had his instructors tickets taken away from him , he is still fighting his case , and he keeps in regular contact with me , so if anything develops i will post it on here.
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Old 17 September 2004, 19:09   #20
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Hi Tim,

First of all, thanks for responding (finally!)

Does anyone have a direct statment of the MCA upon which grounds they decide one can become an instructor or operator? If you ask me, this is rediculous... I dont like being treated like someone being "less" of a human being than a "normal" person.. I wanted to join the army, i can see the grounds upon why they say no, and agree with them on some grounds, but as an office job, it would be no problem..

If the MCA decides to say no, upon which grounds are they taking this choice..

Possibly, we could start an appeal against this all, as i say i do not enjoy being told that i am uncapable of doing things...

Thanks,
Daniel.

Edit: Possibly what might help is the fact that i am 18, so a younger generation... might get some things moving!
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