By using the ambulance, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

Cost of using the ambulance

  • We are keen to make the ambulance available for anyone to use, and as such don’t charge for people to use it. However, we do ask that it is filled with unleaded petrol (either 91, 95 or 98 is fine) when you are finished with it, and also that you consider making a donation to help cover the ongoing maintenance costs of the vehicle. This donation can be paid by cheque or bank transfer – see ‘support us‘ for more information.

Driving

  • While the ambulance is available for no charge, but you are required to fill the ambulance using unleaded petrol (either 91, 95, or 98 is fine);

  • While the ambulance is covered by a comprehensive insurance policy, only drivers aged 25 and holding a full and current New Zealand drivers license are permitted to drive it;

  • If there is an accident, follow the Vehicle Crash procedure information which is inside the vehicle;

  • Drivers must not be intoxicated, under the influence of drugs or affected by medication that may cause drowsiness;

  • The person driving the vehicle is responsible for paying any parking, speeding or other fines;

  • No naked flames (including candles) are not to be used in the vehicle;

  • Smoking is not permitted inside the ambulance at any time;

  • Any damage is to be reported immediately;

Health and safety

  • No naked flames (including candles) are not to be used in the vehicle;

  • Smoking is not permitted inside the ambulance at any time;

  • Any accidents or near misses are to be reported as soon as possible;

  • Either the fold down steps (when both doors are open) or the small portable step are to be used for access through the rear doors at all times;

  • Adequate lighting is available when the ambulance is used at night (ensure both internal and external lighting is turned on);

  • The ambulance is not to be connected to mains power at any time;

  • Read the Hazard and Risk Management register at the bottom of this page, and follow all guidance on it.

General housekeeping

  • The ambulance is to be maintained in a clean and presentable condition at all times;

  • Any damage is to be reported immediately.

Prayer ministry guidelines

  • Ensure that every effort is made to provide a safe environment for those using the ambulance – both visitors and your ministry team;

  • Receiving prayer is very vulnerable, so when we offer prayer to people, it’s important that they willingly agree to this. We suggest you ask something like ‘Are you open to being prayed for?’ and then maybe ‘Would you like me to pray for you now?’;

  • As a rule of thumb, don’t lay hands on someone in a one-on-one situation, unless you feel strongly led by the Spirit to, and feel clear about this. It’s safer to do laying on of hands when working with a prayer partner. Also, even if you do have such a prompt from God, the person being prayed for needs to ok the laying on of hands. In any such situations, I would ask something like ‘would you mind if I/we lay a hand on your shoulder as we pray for you?’;

  • For any prayer ministry, we strongly encourage you to have two people present at all times, one male and one female.