Date lodged: 16 January 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how it ensures that ambulances attending emergencies are (a) mechanically safe and (b) stocked with the full supply of paramedic drugs, material or equipment.
Answered by: Shona Robison 31 January 2017
The Scottish Ambulance Service has a process in place in which all ambulance staff are expected to complete a Vehicle and Equipment Check sheet before the start of their shift. This would include ensuring their kit bag is fully equipped. The Service is currently running a pilot in Edinburgh whereby the first 15 minutes of each shift would be used to ensure the Vehicle and Equipment Check sheet is completed fully.