Why are Portable Defibrillator’s Crucial for Construction Sites?
Not only is the construction industry one of the most physically demanding, employees are working in high-risk environments; full of loud noise, large machinery, electrical currents and maneuvering in hard-to-reach places.
Because of this increased exertion and environmental hazards, construction workers are at a greater risk of cardiac arrest. These onsite hazards also make it especially difficult for emergency services to reach the victim in time to deliver defibrillation.
“For every minute that treatment is delayed and not delivered, the casualty can lose up to 10% of their survival chance.*”
This is why First Aid Accident & Emergency advises ALL construction sites, to have accessible AED’s and to ensure that staff are comfortable and familiar with their use.