Chair of the Unite Ambulance committee Debbie Wilkinson said: “Unite ambulance members broadly welcome the roll out of body cameras for ambulance service employees across England and we hope all stakeholders across the ambulance service like our trade unions are involved and engaged in how this important piece of equipment is used. 

“We believe that our members want to feel as safe and protected as possible when carrying out their duties. 

“We would also want to see an England-wide ambulance body camera standard operating procedure that ensures that employees have the freedom to use or not to use body cameras following a dynamic risk assessment, there is consultation with workers and their representatives about deployment of body cameras and that body cameras will not be used to snoop on ambulance service employees as part of employment related procedures for an employee.”

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