Royal Mail Footwear – Alternative Footwear Reimbursement Process – Medical/Health Reasons
See attached for the assistance of Branches and Health and Safety Reps the current Royal Mail Footwear – Alternative Footwear Reimbursement Process for those members who have an identified Medical/Health problem which as a resultthey can’t wear standard Royal Mail footwear.
In these circumstances the individual provides the line manager with supporting evidence of the medical reasons by way of a letter from a GP, Podiatrist, Chiropodist etc., following which the Business will pay any reasonable costsincurred up to a Maximum of £30 once the evidence has been reviewed and authorisation given by the RMG National Uniform Manager. Once authorised, footwear can be purchased in line with RMG Policy.
The minimum standards which must be applied with special authorised purchased footwear in this way are: – Colour: Black and Style: a formal lace up with a heel. The sole must have adequate grip properties. If it is PPE Footwear it must be ‘CE’ marked. The Manager will check the suitability once alternatives have been identified and selected. The member then purchases the alternative footwear and claims the £30 via PSP. (See flow-chart attached).
National Health, Safety & Environment Officer