An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a vital piece of life-saving equipment. It’s a small, lightweight machine that identifies an irregular heart rhythm and delivers an electrical shock to the heart to try and restore a natural one. Once only used by healthcare professionals, advancements in technology and their easy to follow instructions, means AEDs can be used by anyone with minimal first aid training.
With the average emergency service response time to a cardiac incident now standing at eleven minutes, it’s important that your workplace knows how to act quickly when a medical emergency such as a cardiac arrest occurs.
To hear the story of Ian Hough, a SCA survivor, and how having an AED nearby saved his life, watch this video from West Midlands Ambulance Service.
Whilst defibrillators have been proven to be instrumental in saving millions of lives, only 49% of businesses currently have one on their premises. Installing an AED in your workplace can also raise your company profile locally, should you choose to give access to the AED for the local community; demonstrating that your business takes people’s safety seriously.
Contact your Account Manager today for further information, quotes, and to explore the life-saving potential of having a defibrillator in your workplace.