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Posted on: 13 Jun 

McElmeel Mobility Services now have a Defibrillator on site

Having a defibrillator in the workplace and training our colleagues in CPR means that more people will know what do if someone has a cardiac arrest.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommends that certain businesses have defibrillators on site. We choose to have a defibrillator on our premises to meet these recommendations and demonstrate our commitment to keeping our colleagues, customers and local community safe.

Less than 1 in 10 people in the UK survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. A shocking 13% of workplace fatalities are due to someone suffering from Sudden Cardiac Arrest, which just shows how important it is to have a defibrillator in the workplace.

When someone suffers an SCA, each minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces their chance of survival by 7 to 10%. For optimal survival rates, a person suffering from an SCA must have access to an AED within 4 to 6 minutes. Considering the fact that the emergency services’ average response time to a person suffering from SCA in an urban area has increased from 8 minutes to 11 minutes, there is no time to lose.

By having a defibrillator in our workplace and training colleagues in CPR, we can play an important part in helping more people survive a cardiac arrest.