Life-saving defibrillators are needed in more public spaces, schools and workplaces to improve the chances of survival from SCA. When a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) happens, the likelihood of surviving decreases by 10% with every minute that passes without defibrillation. With 75% of ambulances in the UK arriving within 8 minutes, having a defibrillator on hand can be the difference between life and death.
Project Heartbeat is an initiative to help make public access defibrillators more accessible in communities. Not only does it help to supply these devices to communities across the country, but it also provides them with the knowledge and confidence they need to help save a life.
Project Heartbeat works with businesses in the UK, giving them the opportunity to sponsor a public access defibrillator in their community and potentially save lives.
David Lloyd Leisure AED programme
David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) is responsible for 95 health clubs throughout Europe, with 83 sites in the UK alone. This amounts to the company receiving 26 million club visits every year.
There’s no legal requirement for UK fitness clubs to have an AED on their premises. However, the health and safety experts at DLL insisted that AEDs were a necessary requirement. All DLL staff have training in AED use, giving them the confidence to react effectively in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).
Since the club’s decision to equip all their health clubs with AEDs back in 1998, their staff have used AEDs to save the lives of more than 100 people.
If you’re interested in equipping your workplace, school or community space with a life-saving AED, get in touch with us today.