We’ve just made it cheaper to help save a life

LIFEPAK CR Plus DefibMore than half of British businesses still don’t have an automated defibrillator (AED) on their premises despite overwhelming evidence to show how important the device is in saving lives.

A survey carried out recently by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) found that 513 out of 1,000 companies approached did not have a defibrillator at work.

When asked why not, 45 said it hadn’t occurred to them, 56 felt there was no need, 34 said they had too few staff and 31 put it down to cost.

Now we’re answering the final excuse by slashing the cost of our market-leading Lifepak CR Plus AED by a whopping 30% - a saving of £447.50 on the usual price.

The device features the same advanced technology trusted by emergency medical professionals. Seventy per cent of UK ambulances have a Lifepak AED on board, yet it’s remarkably simple to use by anyone with a small amount of training.

This special offer, part of a package of cur-price deals we are currently running, also includes a 15% saving on any AED user training course run by our WorkRite division.

Posturite CEO Ian Fletcher-Price said: “We hope this will be enough to convince a lot more companies of the sense of having an AED to hand in case someone suffers a cardiac arrest on their premises. It’s a proven fact that the survival rate of a cardiac arrest victim is increased by as much as 75% if a defibrillator is used within the first few minutes after collapse.

“Just look at the case of former Bolton footballer Patrice Muamba who had a cardiac arrest during the match against Spurs last year. The defibrillator used after he collapsed almost certainly saved his life.

“Some 30,000 people in the UK have a cardiac arrest out of hospital each year and currently only around 18.5% of them survive. That figure could be dramatically improved if more defibrillators were readily available.”

One company that now ensures its buildings are equipped with AEDs is Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of global satellite communication services .It installed two defibrillators in 2009 in its UK headquarters after a 40-year-old contractor suffered a cardiac arrest in the office.

Lloydeth Newell, Inmarsat health and safety manager, said: “It was hard to argue the case for a defibrillator with management initially due to concerns about liability and the fact emergency services can, in theory, reach us within six minutes.

“But we now consider it a vital piece of lifesaving equipment that will make a difference if we experience a similar situation again.”

To find out more about AEDs and our special offer, download our flyer for details (PDF), visit our website or speak to your Posturite account manager.