Martek Lifecare (AED) defibtech defibrillators
This Office Defibrillator Package is ideal as a start-up defibrillator bundle for any building. The package provides you with a complete rescue ready kit to protect your colleagues, clients and visitors.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the world’s leading cause of death. In the UK alone, SCA kills over 60,000 people including 270 children in schools every year. Early defibrillation is the key to saving a victim of SCA, with the chances of survival rising up to 74% if defibrillation is achieved within the first 3 minutes compared to a 5% chance of survival if a defibrillator is not present.
Employers should carry out an Assessment of First Aid Needs to determine what to provide.
A FIRST AID RISK ASSESSMENT?
The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and trained personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or suddenly taken ill at work.
These Regulations apply to ALL workplaces, including those with less than five employees and also those who are self-employed.
The HSE strongly recommends that non-employees are included in any assessment of First Aid Needs, and that provision is made for them.
What is 'adequate and appropriate' will depend on the circumstances in the workplace.
This includes whether trained First Aiders are needed, what should be included in a first aid kit and if a first aid room is required.
In order to produce a Risk Assessment of First Aid Needs, consideration of workplace hazards and risks, the size of the organisation and other relevant factors need to be taken into account to determine what First Aid equipment, facilities and personnel should be provided.