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 […]

Health & Safety postbag January 2020

Health & Safety Post Bag – January 2020 The new Skoda Scout RRV’s should be rolling out by now and the specification includes several changes and improvements. The base vehicle comes with Lane Deviation Warning, Driver Fatigue Monitor and Auto-Braking as standard features. Behind the driver’s seat is dedicated cage for PPE and also an […]

New Fiat training survey

New Fiat Training Survey   The EEAST UNISON branch have produced a survey to capture information and confirm how the training for the use of the New Fiat Ambulances has been delivered.   Please go to the survey here. This survey will close on 14th Feb 2020.   Following the roll out of the new […]

H&S in Norfolk by H&S rep Mark Wibberley.

Health & Safety from Central Norfolk   It has been a busy year again in Central Norfolk with the introduction of new fleet, many new staff members and changes in uniform.  The list is long to say the least. New fleet meant new charging points i.e. trailing cables outside stations, a higher risk of trip […]

Fiat Ambulance Emergency Lights and Sirens

Fiat Ambulance Emergency Lights and Sirens Concerns have been raised about the visual and audible warnings that have been included in the specification for the new Fiat ambulance, in particular relating to the type of emergency blue lights and the siren which is manufactured by a different company to the one installed on the Mercedes […]

CCTV on Ambulances

Concerns have been raised that the safety cameras being installed on the ambulances will be recording all the time that the engine is switched. As far as I am aware the system will be working in the same manner as dash-cams which means that there will be a continual loop of what is being viewed. […]

Fiat training and familiarising new work equipment.

Following the roll out and commencement of training on the new Fiat ambulances, Unison Health & Safety has received a high number of contacts raising concerns and issues relating to the variations in training which suggests a lack of consistency across the service. Before tackling the questions relating to the training it is most important […]

Deployment of Ambulances To Stand-by Locations

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 to provide stand–by […]