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aed_blogGolfing legend Bernard Gallacher is the latest high profile sportsman who owes his life to the timely intervention of an automated external defibrillator along with someone properly trained to use it.

The former Ryder Cup captain suffered a sudden cardiac arrest as he was about to give a speech at an Aberdeen hotel in September last year.

Fortunately for him, the hotel owned an AED. After recovering, he was quoted as saying: “Three nurses gave me immediate help. The hotel had a defibrillator which was incredibly lucky. If it hadn’t been there, I wouldn’t be here. These people saved my life.”

Bernard Gallacher’s experience mirrors that of former Bolton footballer Fabrice Muamba who had a cardiac arrest while playing against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in 2012. Again, an AED saved his life.

The use of AEDs will be one of three key topics that will feature strongly in this year’s high popular programme of free events that we will be hosting at top-class venues around the country. ‘AED – a Matter of Minutes’ will emphasise how early intervention can make all the difference between someone living and dying following a cardiac arrest.

Other topics also already inked in on our free seminar agenda are Reasonable Adjustments and Flexible Working – both important subjects for employers looking to improve both their worker protection and productivity. Further subjects will be added later.

Invitations will be issued a few weeks prior to each event. If you decide you would like to attend, please reply quickly. Tickets are always issued on a first come, first served basis and are usually all taken up well before the event date.

If you would like us to let you know when an event is coming to your area, please give us a call on 0345 345 0030 or email events@workrite.co.uk