Over the past four years there has been a noticeable increase in the unwarranted assaults on emergency workers and in particular, ambulance crews.
Memories of the extended summer have rapidly faded as the Scandinavian winds start chilling the landscape causing motorists to reassess their vehicle anti-freeze and load the car boot with blankets and shovels, pre-empting the issues of deep snow and gridlocked highways. It also serves as a timely reminder to look back over the past twelve months to see how we have progressed in the world of health, safety and welfare.
After several months of design and development, four different conceptual ambulances were produced each with a different patient saloon area configuration and with different stretchers & carry chairs for staff to
Health and Safety Postbag – December 2018 With the year fast drawing to a close it is time to review and round up all the current issues: Conveyance of Patients in PTS Ambulances: Concerns have been raised with regard to the conveyance of patients in PTS ambulances which are not fitted with a stretcher. These […]
Health and Safety Post bag 2
18th October 2018
The Trust authorised a small group to review the current items of uniform clothing and earlier this year we completed a comprehensive risk assessment which covered where we work, the terrain, environments, weather conditions, the tasks we undertake such as lifting, twisting, turning, standing, sitting, driving; the group also took into consideration the needs for […]