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Unveiling a lifesaving initiative during Heart Month

We proudly announce a new initiative in line with the British Heart Foundation’s Heart Month campaign by introducing life-saving defibrillators across our most rural sites in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Powys, and beyond to ensure that each site has easy access to a life-saving device nearby.

February, recognised globally as Heart Month, serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of cardiovascular health and safety. Pave Aways is committed to championing this cause by proactively installing defibrillators on its sites, contributing to the broader effort of increasing accessibility to life-saving equipment.

Being a Shropshire-based firm, we understand the challenges posed by rural locations and the critical need for immediate medical assistance in emergencies. Our decision to implement defibrillators aligns with our core values of prioritising safety and well-being

Victoria Lawson, Commercial Director.

Defibrillators play a pivotal role in improving survival rates during cardiac emergencies. According to UK statistics, approximately 60,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur annually, and the chances of survival decrease by 10% with every passing minute without defibrillation. With timely intervention, the survival rate can increase significantly by up to 75%.

As part of the initiative, all site operatives will undergo comprehensive training to effectively utilise the defibrillators during emergencies. This proactive measure ensures that immediate assistance can be provided for all employees faced with a critical situation, potentially saving lives and minimising the impact of cardiac incidents.

Our commitment to safety extends beyond compliance; it’s about taking proactive steps to safeguard lives and empower our workforce to respond effectively to emergencies. We firmly believe that access to defibrillators can make a tangible difference in saving lives, and we are proud to launch this initiative for those sites that do not have access to a device nearby.

Alex Taylor, Health, Safety and Environment Manager.

Along with offering annual health checks for all, this initiative underscores our commitment to safety and employee welfare. By equipping its sites with defibrillators and empowering our workforce with life-saving skills, we reaffirms our position as a leader in promoting a culture of safety and preparedness.