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We are pleased to announced that a new defibrillator has been installed at Transwaste.

A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and it’s an essential part in trying to save the life of someone who’s in cardiac arrest.

The survival rate for someone suffering a sudden cardiac arrest decreases by 10% every minute. Using a defibrillator whilst you wait for the emergency services to arrive will more than likely save a life. Research also shows that those who suffered an out of hospital cardiac arrest had a survival rate of 56%.

If you have a defibrillator at your workplace, make sure it is registred with the local ambulance service. You can register yours at ‘The Circuit – The National Defibrillator Network’ – click here.