Mandatory use of Diad Clips and Pouches

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Stran, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Stran

    Stran Holy Toledo

    We are now being told that you must have on a Diad clip or pouch as part of your uniform. Anyone else experiencing this or is it just our area?
     
  2. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    No word about this around here.
     
  3. probellringer

    probellringer Member

    why wouldnt you use it.....do you balance it on your head?
     
  4. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Is that what you did before you had a pouch/clip?
    I've never used either one and it's never been a problem.
     
  5. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I fought using the clip but now I cant live without it.
     
  6. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    I use the clip with a pouch underneath it. I have had several clips break where they slide onto the belt so I always have the pouch just in case. While I still have an intact clip i put calls tags in the pouch to free my hands for carrying packages.

    Havent heard anything about them being required. We have old timers around here that dont use them at all.
     
  7. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    The DIAD comes equipped with a handle on the side. You can place your hand through the handle and avoid having to carry it on your head.

    Also, if you are carrying several boxes you can place the DIAD on top of the boxes much like it being one more very small box.
     
  8. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    I always used the hand strap to hook it to my belt; never did like that newer hook.
     
  9. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    I'm thinking Dizzee could have some fun wtih this one.
     
  10. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    I don't use one. I think they add extra weight to my body when stepping in and out of the package car.

    I have nothing against the use of one, but I think making it mandatory is absolutley ridicolous.
     
  11. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    LOL, love the sarcasm.

    Me too!
     
  12. Somepeoplecallmethestig

    Somepeoplecallmethestig Are you not amused?

    If I forget my clip will they send me home or just give me a warning letter.
     
  13. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    No word here either
     
  14. User Name

    User Name Only 230 Today?? lol

    Thank god I have been taking extra for months to stock up. Now I might be able to make a buck or two when someone forgets theirs.
     
  15. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    I raid the spare trucks over the summer. I wont ake something from someone's PC on the line but if it has been sitting for a month it's fair game in my book.
     
  16. johnoutdoors

    johnoutdoors Member

    We (NJ) were told we had to have them 2 weeks ago. Never heard another word about it. I use one of the old pouches on my hand truck. If they ever start giving me grief about it I'll just tell them its in my truck ready to go.
     
  17. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I tried using one of the clips when they first came out, but I couldnt deal with it. It was constantly getting hung up on the seat belt, or I would catch it going in and out of the bulkhead door. Same deal with the pouch. We have been told that it is a required part of the uniform, but the rule is not enforced. If it ever were, I would go ahead and wear one in the building and then remove it once I was out on road.
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We have a couple of drivers here who use them but have not been told they are mandatory.
     
  19. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    They have been asking every driver around here every morning when they go over the sspvv report,(or whatever they call the telematics review in the morning) if they have a clip or pouch. I always tell them I have a handle on the diad. No one has been disciplind for it though. We also had a diad training module about it a couple of weeks ago. I would bet this is leading to charging drivers to replace broken diads that have been dropped.
     
  20. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Diads will be dropped, ("while handing it to customer, or the reverse, etc...), mirrors will be broken, ("arm blew in, etc..."), no discipline necessary.