Become a Member
Posted 13 Oct '16

APA (NSW) Member Update – Child Capsules & Child Restraints

APA (NSW) Member Update
Child Capsules & Child Restraints

Friday 14 October 2016

Dear Member,

Child Capsules

Members around the State has repeatedly raised concerns about the use of child capsules. Concerns raised include:

APA (NSW) has continued to raise these concerns and work with NSWA to find practical solutions. NSWA has indicated that they are currently reviewing the use of capsules, the instructions/skill manuals related to the capsules and they have also sent a capsule off for testing to Stryker.

APA (NSW) is also aware that this issue has also been raised with SafeWork NSW and we are waiting for further information.

Whilst this safety issue remains, we advise members to be cautious. If you do not believe that you can transport a child safely using the child capsule, do not do so.

Child Restraints

Members have informed us that not all NSWA vehicles are equipped with the shadow harnesses, despite NSWA stating that they have purchased enough harnesses. We have raised this issue once again with NSWA and they are working to correct this issue. If your Ambulance does not have a harness, please let your local APA (NSW) delegate know.

APA (NSW) Executive  Your Choice, Your Voice

Related News

Still No Uniform Solutions from NSW Ambulance

NSW Ambulance (NSWA) continues to bury their head in the sand when it comes to our uniform.
The current polyester uniform, including the short-sleeved shirt, has been causing work health and safety concerns for several members in hot and/or humid climates. This is unacceptable.

Paramedics take action against public sector wage cut

Today the Australian Paramedics Association (NSW) are commencing industrial action to stand against the announced wage cut by the Premier. For months, Paramedics and other essential workers put our lives and the lives of our families at risk to look after the people of New South Wales during the COVIID-19 Pandemic.

APA (NSW) appalled by NSW Premier plan to freeze our wages

The NSW Premier’s announcement to freeze the pay of public sector workers for 12 months is disgraceful. Paramedics and our frontline colleagues have been used, yet again, as scapegoats for this Government. We are praised as heroes for our hard work, and in the same breath served a pay cut that will ultimately send our wages backwards.