Growing law firm Pepperells Solicitors, which has offices in East Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North East, has invested in two defibrillators for its Hull and Grimsby offices, meaning that all of its locations are now within a 0.3-mile radius of lifesaving equipment.
In the UK more than 30,000 people a year are affected by out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, The British Heart Foundation suggests that the moment someone has a cardiac arrest, the clock is ticking. Every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces their chances of survival. Having a defibrillator in a place of work can help to save lives.
Ben Pepperell, CEO of Pepperells Solicitors, said: “Investing in these devices in our offices and training our staff on how to use them effectively and confidently, plays an important part in helping more people survive a cardiac arrest.
“When a defibrillator is used within three to five minutes, survival rates increase from 6% to 74%. We will be registering the devices on the central database so that they are accessible for both employees, clients and members of the public.”