Health and Safety Post Bag May 2021

Health and Safety Post Bag – May 2021 With the covid-19 restrictions starting to be reduced, members who have been working from home or “shielding” might be anxious about returning to their workplace after being away for a lengthy time during the pandemic. Some members may be worried that when return to return to the […]

Roll out of the new iPad system

              Roll Out of the Trust iPad System There has been a lot of tea-room chatter about the new iPad system currently being issued across the Trust and Unison has been asked for clarification on where the system lays with regard to coming on-line and being fully rolled out. […]

April National stress awareness month

     April: National Stress Awareness Month What’s the problem? The rate of work-related stress depression and anxiety has increased in recent years, and the last year has presented new challenges that have never been faced before. According to the Mental health Foundation, 74% of UK adults say that they have felt so stressed at […]

Your Health and Safety team needs you

Your Health and Safety Team Needs YOU     I would like to take this opportunity to invite YOU to become a member of our Unison Health and Safety team. It matters not if you have no previous experience in this area because Unison will provide you with the formal training that can get you […]

Test concerns

Health and Safety Committee Update

Latest news from the H&S committee

Drivers responsibilities

Drivers Responsibilities   The Mandatory Roadworthy Checks (MRCs) are what the drivers of vehicles in the UK are legally required to carry out before they take their vehicle onto the highway. The Vehicles Daily Inspections (VDIs) are the corporate checks that employers require their employees to carryout in order to confirm that the vehicle has […]

NHS Ambulance Services Body Worn Camera Trials

NHS Ambulance Services Body Worn Camera Trials On Tuesday 28 January I attended a seminar in London on the Trial of Body Worn Cameras hosted by the NHS in conjunction with Rand Europe who are based in Cambridge and who will be carrying out the evaluation of the Trials. In June 2018, the Secretary of […]

Deployment of Ambulances To Stand-by Locations

As far as Unison Health & Safety is concerns there has been no consultation, engagement, conversations or agreements of late with regard to changing the existing agreements. Other than base stations and reporting posts the only two (2) alternative locations that ambulance crews can be assigned in order to provide stand-by cover are Response Posts […]

Are You Dying to Work Nights

Are You Dying to Work Nights As employees who work to a variety of shift patterns and Rotas, we all know the negative impact shift work can have, especially those staff working relief. Working shifts including nights has the potential to affect our physical and mental health and can also come at a personal emotional […]