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Transcript of Positive Action
Physical abuse includes:
60% of paramedics have experienced physical violence in the workplace, and between 21–78% have experienced verbal abuse.
87.5% of paramedics were exposed to workplace violence. Verbal abuse was the most prevalent form of workplace violence (82%), with intimidation (55%), physical abuse (38%), sexual harassment (17%), and sexual assault (4%).
While physical assaults on paramedics has grown from 106 in 2006 to 128 last year
Stop Abuse Towards Paramedics
If you're abusive towards paramedics you could become classed as violent on a register or placed on a caution list. This list allows paramedics to see who is abusive and therefore can choose not help you or will not attend to you without a police escort.
Stop Abuse Against Paramedics..
They're only here to help
By Lucy and Dean
Paramedics work a minimum of 37.5 hours week, this includes working some nights weekends and bank holidays they sacrifice their time to protect us. They expose themselves to blood gore violence and incredibly dangerous situations for us yet some people it is OK the abuse them.
Is this fair?
If you're found doing any of this to
paramedic staff you
face warnings, criminal records