At CW Surfacing safety matters and the health and wellbeing of our team and members of the public is of paramount importance. We instill a positive culture throughout our organisation because everyone deserves to work in a safe environment. We have recently invested in two defibrillator machines to be fitted in our welfare units. This means that no matter where we are working, rural or not, we will always have access to a defibrillator machine. In conjunction with this, we have a minimum of two first aiders on each site.
Less than 1 in 10 people in the UK survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. By having a defibrillator in the workplace and trained colleagues in CPR, we can play an important part in helping more people survive a cardiac arrest. Research shows that a defibrillator is most effective when administered within the first minute of a victim collapsing, the survival rate can be as high as 90%. Deploying a defibrillator within 3 – 5 minutes of collapse produces a survival rate as high as 50% – 70%.