The case for buying a defibrillator for work.

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With tens of thousands of people suffering sudden heart attacks in the workplace should your business have an automated external defibrillator (AED) on site? This document makes the case.

defibrillator-1527134-639x852Research by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) shows that over 44,000 people suffer sudden heart attacks that occur outside of a hospital environment each year. Those those people will not have immediate access to the correct medical treatment. The BHF advises that where a person suffers a heart attack, every minute without cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation reduces their chances of survival by 10%!

This document in the health & safety forum provides premium members with information as to how they work, the benefits and the the cost advantages of having one in the workplace. In addition, there is a guide for AEDs, information on training and a number of recommendations.

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  • Registering your building project
  • Actions speak louder than words with risk assessments
  • Health & Safety made simple

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