Manners

It is the policy of St Michael’s Ambulance Service for staff to:

  • Greet all staff and residents of all organizations no matter what one’s personal feelings towards them.
  • Greet each other when coming on or going off shift (depending on who’s around)
  • Greet other EMS personal regardless of which service they are from.
  • St Michael’s medics shall not talk loudly or shout near hospitals, care centres, patient’s homes or where silence is requested.
  • Swearing at each other aggressively or at anyone else (out of a joking situation) is not permitted and will result in disciplinary action.
  • Rude gestures (such as the middle finger) are not permitted whilst in a St Michael’s Ambulance Vehicle or uniform.
  • Staff shall always attempt to assist any person that needs help be it medical or not.
  • No staff member shall ever walk through a door in front of a lady or elderly person. 
  • Slouching around is not acceptable in public, stand up straight and do not lean on counters etc.

Dress Code: General Operations

The following dress code should be adhered to with pride:

  1. Specially made flightsuit with the correct branding and name badge.
  • Boots should be black and well-polished
  • No piercings or excessive jewellery may be worn.
  • Women may wear stud earrings
  • Reflective vests must always be zipped up when being worn.
  • Reflective vest sleeves may not be pulled up.
  • Reflective vests must always be worn when working on an accident scene or when attending to a patient in public at night.
  • Crew may wear a neat pair of sunglasses whilst working in the sun or whilst driving. Safety glasses are the only glasses that may be worn inside.
  • No civilian uniform may be worn that shows clearly through work uniform.
  • No civilian hats may be worn whilst on duty.

Dress Code: Management

Office Manager/Manageress:

  • Tidy hair and neat earrings
  • Casual makeup (women only)
  • Men should either have a tidy beard or they should be cleanly shaven.
  • Men are not permitted to wear earrings/piercings/rings except that of verified cultural belief/excessive bangles.
  • No offensive tattoos should be displayed whilst in uniform.
  • May only wear the approved uniforms according to weather and applicability.    

Operations Manager:

  • Tidy hair and neat earrings
  • Casual makeup (women only)
  • Men should either have a tidy beard or they should be cleanly shaven.
  • Men are not permitted to wear earrings/piercings/rings except that of verified cultural belief/excessive bangles.
  • No offensive tattoos should be displayed whilst in uniform.
  • May only wear the approved uniforms according to weather and applicability.  These uniforms are: Smart white shirt with epaulettes and badges. Accompanying that smart white shirt are: navy blue trousers and brown safety shoes or smart black trousers with black Brox or Viper boots