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Universal recording assessment advice

TombbloomTombbloom Member Posts: 4 Listener
Hello,

I have an assessment coming up quite soon and I'd like to know how I go about recording the assessment, which specific devices I require and any technical requirements there may be.

Thanks very much,

Tombbloom

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2020
    HI and welcome.

    You need to use either 2 CD or tape recorders because you need to produce 2 identical copies. One must be handed in at the end of the assessment. You must also ring the health assessment providers before the day of the assessment and get permission to record. Phones, laptops and dictaphones and not allowed.

    As it's a work capability assessment you can request for it to be recorded but there could potentially be a delay with the assessment taking place if you do this.


    Hope this helps.

    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • TombbloomTombbloom Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you for all the information!

    When you say as its a work capability assessment i can request for it to be recorded - does that mean they will record it if I request it? Or I still have to provide my own recording equipment and tapes?

    Thank you so much
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome,

    They will provide the equipment but as i advised, there maybe quite a considerable delay with the assessment taking place if you request the recording.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • bigladobiglado Member Posts: 1 Listener
    They will say their equipment is broken. And you can supply your own at about £350
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2020
    biglado said:
    They will say their equipment is broken. And you can supply your own at about £350

    Despite the fact that this person has now been removed from the forum, as a community champion here on scope, i can tell you for a fact the even if you did use your own equipment it will most certainly not cost £350. They are infact available from argos for £30 but you will need to use 2 of them. See link for confirmation. https://www.argos.co.uk/product/5740413


    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • TombbloomTombbloom Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you Poppy for all your help -- would the tape recorder you just linked be applicable for PIP assessment recording in addition to work capability assessments?

    Thank you
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome,

    Yes they will be fine. If you do record the assessments yourself you will need to get permission before the day of the assessments.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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