Applying to roles deemed “safety-critical”, a host of employees from lorry drivers to binmen and lollipop ladies are being checked using breathalysers and swipes of their skin. Failure or refusal to take a test is regarded as a disciplinary matter.
Yes, well, we wouldn’t want to see a lollipop lady roll out of control and crush a few kiddies, would we?
Say…are they now saying that was what happened in Glasgow?
Similar policies have been put in place in boroughs across the country after a Glasgow bin lorry lost control last December, killing six people and injuring 10 more.
Although the Crown Office ruled that no-one was to blame, the driver of the vehicle told a Scottish newspaper how he had fallen unconscious at the wheel and could not remember anything about the crash.
Didn’t think so. This is just control freaks looking to get their rocks off, and using this as an excuse.
And yes, I suppose I should be happy to see it applied to council workers. But you know what? I’m not.
Because it won’t stop there, will it?