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Cardiac arrest can affect anyone at any time. Each year there are more than 30,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests in the UK, but fewer than one in ten people survive. Each minute that passes without CPR or access to an AED reduces the chances of survival by 10%. An AED is no replacement for professional emergency medical care but together with CPR, it can help to keep a patient alive while waiting for the emergency services to arrive. ?

With greater demands on the NHS, ambulance response times are at record highs, there has never been a greater need for easy-to-access AEDs.

Why are AEDs Needed in the Workplace? 

  • Research has shown that deploying a defibrillator within 3-5 minutes of collapse can produce survival rates as high as 50%-70%. 
  • Approximately 13% of all workplace facilities are caused by sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).
  • Only 15% of workplaces in the UK are reported to have a defibrillator on site. 
  • 90% of cardiac arrests occur out of the hospital. Cardiac arrest can affect anyone regardless of age, anywhere. Employers have a duty of care to their staff and by providing an AED on the premises they can save lives.  
  • AEDs are low maintenance and can remain in operation for c. 8 years - ready to be used when they are needed most, representing a sound investment by businesses in the safety of their staff and customers. By investing in a defibrillator, you signal to your employees how much you care about their health and safety.