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OH Assist Call

Post by mpeng82 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:23 pm

Hi All,

Firstly i have searched the forum but not seen anything specific to answer my question.....

i know vetting can take forever and i day and nobody knows how it is done but, from experience was hoping for your OPINIONS please.

i have out the blue recieved a text informing that i have an oh assist interview via phone on 7th december

No email and nothing on steria.

Question is does having this call mean i am any further with vetting?

thanks for any help

Matt

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Re: OH Assist Call

Post by Burtonboy » Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:46 pm

I can’t say for certain, but I’m merit listed so haven’t even started vetting yet. But I had a call from OH assist the other day to arrange for an OH assist interview, so I don’t think it has anything to do with vetting, they’re just processing their list.

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Re: OH Assist Call

Post by Burtonboy » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:05 pm

Also check your junk folder on your email, I’ve had one from oh assist today and they always end up in my junk folder.

Also if you need to phone them good luck I’ve been trying for an hour, and still haven’t managed to speak to anyone yet, their phone system is beyond a joke.

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Re: OH Assist Call

Post by SWM5436 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:08 pm

If you answered yes to anything on the OH questionnaire they call you to clarify why you answered yes.
It’s too bad that stupidity isn’t painful. Ignorance is one thing, but our society thrives increasingly on stupidity

Start of vetting to the call 17 weeks 2 days.

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Re: OH Assist Call

Post by Elkins17 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:24 pm

I answered yes to taking medication longer than 3 months and I’ve passed without need for a phone call 🤔
14/10/2017- Applied
16/10/2017- Passed POST
24/11/2017- Familiarisation Day
3/12/2017-RAD
4/12/2017 PASSED RAD :slyay:
5/12/2017 Conditional offer accepted!
6/12/17 OH assist sent
6/12/2017 all aboard the vetting train
7/12/2017 OH assist cleared

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Re: OH Assist Call

Post by SWM5436 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:56 pm

Did you say what the medication was and what it was for?
It’s too bad that stupidity isn’t painful. Ignorance is one thing, but our society thrives increasingly on stupidity

Start of vetting to the call 17 weeks 2 days.

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Re: OH Assist Call

Post by Elkins17 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:13 pm

I didn’t have the option to do that. Thing is. What I had and the reason for my medication was caused by a side affect from a certain hormone patch, And nothing caused by my body as such. It then went to the next stage about asking about relevant conditions. Which I don’t have 🤔
14/10/2017- Applied
16/10/2017- Passed POST
24/11/2017- Familiarisation Day
3/12/2017-RAD
4/12/2017 PASSED RAD :slyay:
5/12/2017 Conditional offer accepted!
6/12/17 OH assist sent
6/12/2017 all aboard the vetting train
7/12/2017 OH assist cleared

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Re: OH Assist Call

Post by SWM5436 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:36 pm

How do you know you’ve passed OH if it was only sent 2 days ago?
It’s too bad that stupidity isn’t painful. Ignorance is one thing, but our society thrives increasingly on stupidity

Start of vetting to the call 17 weeks 2 days.

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Re: OH Assist Call

Post by Elkins17 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:54 pm

My internet connection dropped as I submitted. So I called the next day to make sure they got it. Gave my reference number and the guy said it has already been sent back to the person who ordered it and gave me their name. Said I had passed and won’t hear from them again.
14/10/2017- Applied
16/10/2017- Passed POST
24/11/2017- Familiarisation Day
3/12/2017-RAD
4/12/2017 PASSED RAD :slyay:
5/12/2017 Conditional offer accepted!
6/12/17 OH assist sent
6/12/2017 all aboard the vetting train
7/12/2017 OH assist cleared

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Re: OH Assist Call

Post by Huntsman22 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:23 pm

Mpeng, how did the call go?
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Re: OH Assist Call

Post by mpeng82 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:13 pm

i cleared my diary for the afternoon thinking it may take some time and it didnt.

they rang at the exact time they said they would.

asked why i was recieving the call so honestly replied i couldn't remember why as i completed the form several weeks ago.

i then got asked if i suffered from blood pressure issues briefly explained and told me that this must be the reason but i was fit for service and would update my file.

all in all it took 5 minutes

thanks for asking :o

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