Do we need defibrillators at work?
Question: What are your views about providing defibrillators in the workplace?
We have about 60 sites, most located within easy reach of GPs and hospitals. Our business is involved in social work and administration. All our sites have first aiders. I am regularly questioned about defibrillator provision and respond from a risk approach.
We feel that the cost of providing the equipment, parts replenishment and staff training would be unreasonable as there has never been an incident requiring their use in 8 years.
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