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 […]

EEAST BME Network Meeting

EEAST BME network meeting. UNISON EEAST Black members officer Glenn Carrington that attends the EEAST BME network said “It is encouraging to see that the EEAST are taking equality seriously and have set up the BME network across the employer. The Network has agreed its terms of reference and is looking to set up its […]

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 […]

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. […]

Challenging Racism

  Glenn  Carrington Peterborough Station Rep Black Members Officer 07508110711. Unison 20106.   More than 70 years after it was founded the NHS continues to rely on staff from all round the world, and generations of Black staff have made the NHS what it is today. Yet many Black staff in the NHS still face […]

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 […]

Health and safety update 6th June 2019

Early Intervention Vehicle (EIV): Crews have raised concerns about the specification of their vehicle, including lack of space to store equipment and the heat in the crew cab. This matter is being addressed by an EIV meeting in June and involvement of EIV crews in the design of the next generation EIV vehicle to ensure […]

Next generation Ambulance update

Despite horrendous weather predictions, members of the Vehicle Development team were able to visit the WAS Specialist Vehicle factory with regard to our next generation ambulance.

Ambulance seatbelts

It has been noted and commented on that a certain level of doubt exists regarding what is Fact and what is Fiction with regard to the safe conveyance of persons on our ambulances.