Should my business have a defibrillator?
Here at the Ormeau Business Park we shall be forever grateful to our Chairman Tom Beare , founder of Cardiac Services who has kindly gifted a Defibrillator for the benefit of our tenants and clients within our site and the neighbouring Gasworks.
To all business take note that The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommend that certain businesses have defibrillators and others should perform a needs assessment to identify if they should have one. This needs assessment includes:
consideration of how many people may be passing through, or near, your workplace (as the likelihood of cardiac arrest increases with more people)
the age of those people (as cardiac arrest is more likely with age)
the nature of the location (as remoteness may affect emergency service response times).
Some businesses choose to have defibrillators on their premises regardless of a needs assessment because they want to demonstrate their commitment to keeping their colleagues and local community safe.