Exol has installed defibrillators across each of its sites, after becoming certified to connect up the life-saving devices.
The HeartSine Samaritan 360p AED defib machines, which are fully automatic and designed specifically to be used by anyone responding to a victim of cardiac arrest, are installed at Exol sites in Rotherham and Wednesbury.
It means that members of staff or customers that suffer cardiac arrest now have a greater chance of survival with the vital equipment, which works by emitting an electric shock through the chest wall to the heart when a person suffers a cardiac arrest.
Steve Dunn, Exol sales and marketing director, said: “Our staff and customers are our priority, and should anyone ever suffer from cardiac arrest on the premises, it means that a person’s chance of survival improves, simply due to the defibrillator being onsite. It’s essential for every business, regardless of size, and it’s a simple and affordable solution for something that potentially means the difference between life and death.”
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is one of the biggest killers in the world and it can affect people of any age at any time, even if they have no history of heart problems. For every minute that a victim of SCA is left unattended, the chance of survival drops by ten percent, with brain and major organ functionality affected after just five minutes.
A guide on how to use the HeartSine Samaritan 360p AED defib machine can be viewed on YouTube.