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Scottish Ambulance Service - a fast moving, complex job with huge rewards

This Global Ergonomics Month, we head to the front-line of NHS services, where specialist operations teams at the Scottish Ambulance Service respond to 999 calls from Gretna Green in the south, to the furthermost island off Shetland in the north.

With a staggering 530 front-line emergency ambulances and paramedic response units, 480 patient transport vehicles and a further 130 specialist vehicles in operation, we follow a day in the life of Scottish Ambulance Service Ergonomist Graham Forman, and his work to improve safety for this vital 24/7 service.

He delves into the challenges surrounding vehicle design and the latest human factors thinking helping to improve the safety of patients and crew on-board.

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First published in The Ergonomist, issue 567, our magazine contains article like this and much more. Click here to find out more.