Every office, building site and retail outlet you visit in the UK will have a fire extinguisher and a fire blanket by law. This is in case a fire starts, to help prevent any damage to people or property. There are around 17 fatalities due to non-dwelling fires each year.
When you consider the fact that in the UK there are 100 Sudden Cardiac Arrests (SCA) in the workplace each week, and that without immediate treatment, 90-95 percent of Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims will die, we think it’s a surprise that there is no current legislation around Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in the workplace.
Click the highlighted text below to view our guide, which takes an in-depth look at AED’s, how they can save lives, the law surrounding them and why they are a necessity, not a luxury.
We hope this has inspired you to purchase your own AED for your workplace, but if you have any remaining questions, don't hesitate to call one of our friendly experts on 0845 071 0830. Alternatively, you can head on over to our blog where we regularly post engaging and informative content, designed to answer your questions and educate.
Be sure to share our guide on your own social media or website, so we can spread the word on the importance of workplace AEDs.