Disappointment at SAMI Approach to Reporting and Managing Fatigue with new Protocols

11 January 2016

Public Service Association (PSA) representatives met with SAMI and SA Health representation in December 2015 to seek improvements to SA Medical Imaging's (SAMI's ) draft on call and recall protocols for Radiographers.

he subsequent commitment from SAMI to meet with the PSA on a quarterly basis is an important first step in the right direction. Significant gains still need to be made in establishing a transparent system for managing, reporting and monitoring of fatigue in the workplace.

Members can view the correspondence from SAMI here.

The PSA has written back to SAMI as we remain concerned about the likelihood of fatigue and in the short term have proposed SAMI consider adopting wholly or in a modified version the SA Ambulance Service (SAAS) Fatigue Risk Management Procedure.

Members can view a copy of the the correspondence to SAMI here and a copy of the SAAS Fatigue Risk Management Procedure here.

The PSA will continue to liaise with members to establish a best practice system of reporting and managing fatigue for Radiographers.

All members are strongly encouraged to report all fatigue resulting from on call and/or recall to work to both the PSA and SAMI.

report any fatigue or comments to the PSA.