Can a defib reduce the cost of business insurance?
Having a defibrillator machine in the workplace is a great asset to any company as it can save the life of your employees should they have a cardiac arrest. Defib Machines are committed to ensuring that you are protected and prepared in the case of an emergency.
Misconceptions surrounding AEDs
A common misconception when businesses are considering the installation of an AED is that only trained users are able to use the machinery. This can lead some companies to believe that if the defibrillator is unsuccessful in resuscitation, they can be liable for loss of life, and therefore, even having the machine in their building leaves them with an increased premium on their business insurance. However, for the majority of cases, this is completely untrue. Whilst having an AED in your office or workspace won’t necessarily reduce costs, it is very unlikely that your policy will cost more.
Having little to no training on how to use a defibrillator machine does not mean that you can’t use them in the event a colleague suffers from a cardiac arrest. All Defib Machines’ AEDs come with instructions, so you are guided through the correct procedures to carry out while the emergency services are on their way. Our defibrillators are equipped with a mechanism whereby if the victim has a pulse, the machine won’t respond, so the user is not at risk of worsening the situation
What can a Defibrillator do for your business?
In 2015, the emergency services responded to 60,000 calls regarding cardiac arrest, and of those only 47% were still able to be resuscitated by paramedics. For every minute a victim is left untreated after a heart attack, their chance of surviving decreases by 10%. However, if a defib is used as a form of CPR within three to five minutes of the heart attack, the chance of survival is increased by around 60%.
Training isn’t vital when using the AED as instructions are always included, and the use of the machine could be a matter of life and death.
Contact Defib Machines to Equip your Business
Defibrillators are quickly becoming a necessary component in first aid equipment due to their success rates in the event of heart attacks. Make sure your business is protected from just £1 a day for a full AED package, which includes installation, instruction and a full service. You can browse our range of defibrillator machines here.
If you would like to place an order, or if you would like any more information on AEDs then get in touch with Defib Machines on 0800 0852 733 or contact us online and a member of our team will get back to you.