We are pleased to share that we have recently installed a defibrillator at our head office in Hayle.
With increasing awareness of how vital this life-saving equipment is, we felt it was important to install one at the office, not just for us, but for the whole business park, and the wider community.
By increasing the amount of defibs available to the public across the country, more lives can be saved. Every year in the UK more than 30,000 people suffer a sudden cardiac arrest (not including those in hospitals). Shockingly, only 1 in 10 survive. Without CPR and the use of a defib, the chance of survival reduces by 10% every minute. Having access to a defibrillator really can save lives.
The defib at Aspects Holidays is located on Sapphire House (the timber-clad building) at Hayle Business Park, behind West Cornwall Shopping Park, to the left-hand side of the main entrance. During office hours the code can be retrieved from reception just inside the door. Outside of office hours, members of the public can ring the number on the cabinet and retrieve the code that way. Once the defib has been turned on, it will issue easy-to-follow instructions.
Whilst no one ever wants to need a defib, knowing that one is available really could make all the difference.
Doug Howard, Marketing Manager for Aspects Holidays, arranged for the installation of the defib. Here’s what he has to say about why the company decided to install the defib:
“Following some first aid training and knowing there wasn’t a defib available 24/7 within the business park, we decided to install one. We hope it won’t ever be needed but it gives us peace of mind knowing it’s there.”
You can find a list of public access defibs here>