Defibrillators are portable devices that can be used in the event of an individual having a cardiac arrest. They produce high electric shocks that are designed to help kick start the heart back into its natural rhythm. More and more public venues are having them installed on the outside of their buildings as a way to help their employees, customers and the wider community.

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It is important to ensure that you also have staff members that have attended First Aid At Work Tewkesbury training courses to not only cover your legal obligations to provide a safe workplace but to ensure that your employees feel safe as well. First Aid at work Tewkesbury courses through Tidal Training Direct cover all aspects of first aid and it is definitely worth looking at them as a training provider.

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Defibrillators can be operated by anyone, even if they haven’t had any training, although a trained first aider would be even better. They are designed to be simple and easy to use and the cases that they are continued in will have clear instructions on how to use them. Often the boxes are unlocked by contacting 999 and letting them know that you need to use a defibrillator, they will then be able to talk you through how to use this safely over the telephone.

There are many ways that you can buy a defibrillator either for your business or to have in your local community and speaking with a first aid provider like the one above is the best place to start and as they will have many different contacts in the medical and safety industries.