Got offered a job last week, its working in a secure place where I would escort contractors. I completed the Occupational Health Questionaire and the nurse called me back for more information regarding my spells of diarreah. I have yellow tinted poo, which she said is IBS.
The employer called me today to say he has concerns that I might not manage because areas of the site, like roof spaces are well away from toilets and that I would have to stay with the contractor until he has finished.
Understandably he is correct. TBH since October 2018 when my Sukkarto SR was doubled to 1000mg breakfast and teatime, my IBS has been awful. My holiday that half term was painful to say the least and I had one accident and a few very near misses.
Since then I have found Soya is a primary cause, since its in most bread, chocolate, tofu and chinese foods. Cutting the soya is helping, but I still have IBS frequently but not daily for weeks on end.
My question is should I go and take this job on? My boss to be said that I could call for help from the department, but that might take a long time to reach me.... especially if I was on a night.
He is suggesting, I think I retract my acceptance, because the site is secure and they cannot have toilets close by in every place I would be working.
Any advice would be great. I realise under the Equalites Act they have to put support in, but the company I will be working for is a FM company and not the owners of the site.