Sue Hignett

Loughborough University

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Smaller, lighter, faster? Reducing the carbon footprint of ambulances

The NHS accounts for 5% of all road traffic in England, with staff, patients and visitors travelling over 20 billion kilometres annually by car (GrEAN, 2011). The Climate Change Act [2008] has...

Musculoskeletal injury risks for ambulance workers

As part of their job, ambulance workers perform many tasks that expose them to musculoskeletal risks, including adopting awkward postures (Doormaal et al, 1995; Ferreira and Hignett, 2005); moving...

Future electric vehicles for ambulances (FEVA)

The data from the word map (Figure 3) were grouped to develop the interview proforma (Table 1) for the second stage of data collection. The interview data were analysed to identify common themes for...

CURE (Community Urgent Response Environment): portable work stations

The project protocol used an iterative prototyping approach (Figure 1)..