- July 28, 2017
- Posted by: BHTA
- Category: Members News
Image caption: Emily Husband Service Advisor and Mitch Millward Assistant Factory Manager
Cradley Heath based Repose furniture, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of bespoke seating solutions has recently installed a defibrillator in its headquarters. The idea of purchasing the defibrillator came from company directors John Elcocks & Lisa Wardley, and was an important decision to the company. John had survived a heart attack in 2014 on site at Repose’s premises, so this decision was one which was close to the hearts of all the staff.
Once the defibrillator had been installed, a training day was put on by Defib Machines which also supplied the equipment to ensure the office staff, management team and majority of the factory staff all knew how to use the equipment in the event of someone needing rapid assistance while an ambulance was on its way.
“Every year there are over 30,000 cardiac arrests suffered by people outside of a hospital environment in the UK, so lifesaving equipment such as this is priceless. As a family, we have seen first-hand the affects that a heart attack can have and the vital importance of prompt medical intervention so as a company we felt it was our duty to install a defibrillator here in Cradley Heath to offer peace of mind to our staff and their families. I would urge other companies to do the same, as this costs us as little as £1 per day which is a small price to pay for saving a life” commented Managing Director Lisa Wardley.