New life-saving medical equipment installed at all CET offices
CET has invested in a number of defibrillator machines that have been installed throughout their network of nationwide offices.
CET operate within a framework of quality, accreditation and safety. The company has always believed in placing an emphasis on Health & Safety, both in terms of protecting its workforce and ensuring that its clients can have complete confidence in operational processes.
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) can happen at any time, to anyone, of any age, in any location. When a person collapses in SCA, minutes count. A person in SCA is not breathing and their heart has stopped beating.
An AED (Automated. External Defibrillator), commonly known as a defibrillator, is a small portable device which can deliver an electric shock to a person’s heart. This shock can help to stop abnormal electrical impulses in the heart and allow it to return to a normal beating rhythm. The combination of CPR and AED use can literally bring a person back to life!
Chief Executive, Peter Eglinton, CET said “The decision to invest in this equipment underpins our emphasis on protecting our workforce and commitment to occupational health and safety standards. Having such essential equipment available makes CET an even safer place to work.”
The group already holds several health and safety accreditations from SafeContractor, CHAS, Construction line and Link-Up, and are members of the British Safety Council. In addition to this CET also carry out certified training for both staff and suppliers, ensuring that all its people are kept abreast of current requirements; training covers everything from manual handling and confined space entry, through to emergency first aid and risk assessment.
For details about CET office locations, visit http://www.cet-uk.com/about-cet/contact-us/
Defibrillators – the facts
- It is a medical device that gives a high-energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest
- An automated external defibrillator increases the chance of saving the life of an SCA victim by 75%.
- In case the SCA victim is not close to Emergency Medical Services (EMS), an untrained person may intervene by just pressing a shock button on the automated external defibrillator.
- User-friendly – In case the SCA victim is not close to Emergency Medical Services (EMS), an untrained person may intervene by just pressing a shock button on the automated external defibrillator.
Read more at The British Heart Foundation: https://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/how-to-save-a-life/defibrillators