A Triple-K Compliance or simply “the Triple K” actually refers to a document called the KKK-A1822. The document is outlined with ambulance regulations by the General Services Administration (GSA) as advised by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), a global organization in charge of developing the “best practices” in the industries of automotive, commercial, and even aerospace vehicles.
For providers of ambulance service in Atlanta like us at AmeriPro EMS, we believe that such compliances are not only beneficial to our clients and our crew members working in the field, they are also telling of our higher commitment to making the industry a safer place all around.
This commitment is particularly striking when you consider that while Triple-K standards are the most widely used, it is not a federal mandate to adopt any standard. So, medical transport service in Orange Park, Florida can be Triple-K compliant while a provider of medical transportation in Georgia can choose not to. Also, the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, reports that the injury rate of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers is approximately three times the national average across all jobs, making it one of the country’s most dangerous occupations.
But what does being Triple K-compliant entail? It is difficult to form an exact picture of this because standards change after every few years announced in the way of change notices. The General Services Administration or GSA looks at the elements of contemporary applicable scientific research, component availability, and public comment to make these changes.
Essentially, however, as a trusted provider of emergency medical services in Atlanta, Georgia, we know that adopting the standards and the best practices in the industry means a safer and better workplace for healthcare professionals and patients.