18861 - Risk Assessments PPE and Assaults

I am requesting the information regarding risk assessment for ambulance staff and the wearing of PPE in particular protective vest.

I would also like the statistics relating to injuries received as a result of assaults on ambulance staff for 2018. Please categorise into groups:

-Physical assault
- Blunt force trauma
- Knife

  • Reference:
    18861
  • Response:
    I am requesting the information regarding risk assessment for ambulance staff and the wearing of PPE in particular protective vest.

    Please find attached the risk assessment

    I would also like the statistics relating to injuries received as a result of assaults on ambulance staff for 2018. Please categorise into groups:

    -Physical assault
    - Blunt force trauma
    - Knife

    EEAST currently have record of 264 staff subjected to physical assaults in calendar year 2018 (up to 27/12/2018). This is the number of staff assaulted and NOT the number of injuries. Some physical assaults result in no physical injury (e.g. spitting that lands on uniform constitutes a physical assault).

    Unfortunately the Trust is unable to break down the nature of injury as this information is not on asearchable field. The Trust would be required to look through every individual report to extract the information required and in some cases to contact staff as details are not always recorded. The Trust has calculated that this would take longer than the eighteen hours to extract and collate the information you require. Therefore this would exceed the appropriate limit and as such unable to answer your request under s.12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
     
  • Area:
    Trust wide
  • Category:
    Health & Safety
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