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IOSH concerned over lack of defibrillators in workplaces

21st February 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

More than half of British businesses do not have a defibrillator in their workplace, a new study has found.

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) found that 513 of 1,000 business decision makers across the UK do not have the equipment at their workplace.

It was discovered that nearly two-thirds of those who said no also come from medium to very large companies.

IOSH research and information services manager Jane White said: "We want businesses to take a good look at the number of employees they have, their demographics and the kind of sector they work in, to assess whether they should get a defibrillator on-site."

Of those who said no, 45 said it had not occurred to them to have one, while 56 felt there was simply no need.

To raise awareness of the importance of defibrillators, IOSH has produced a film on its YouTube channel.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801544144-ADNFCR


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