APA (NSW) Member Update Safety Reminder
Friday 23 September 2016
Be aware of your own safety (and your partners)
Paramedics are known to have a ‘whatever it takes’ attitude when it comes to looking after patients. This is generally a positive thing, but the injury rate which occurs as a result of this is not acceptable.
With the downgrading of the protection for injured paramedics we have no choice but to increase our vigilance with respect to our own welfare.
Measures you can take:
When conducting lifts:
In hostile (or potential hostile) environments
Also remember to be patient with each other, whether it is another road crew, control or managers. We all have the same goal, to provide the best support for the community and ensure we look after each other.
APA (NSW) will continue to provide support for members to help improve safety
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