Although there are as many as 270 sudden cardiac arrests in British schools each year, there is no requirement for defibrillators to be kept on their premises. SADS (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome) UK is urging the Government to pass a law to ensure schools have these devices in place. A defibrillator, also known as an AED (Automated External Defibrillator), delivers an electric shock to the heart when someone is having a cardiac arrest. Acting quickly is crucially important – every minute without CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) or defibrillation reduces the chances of survival by 10%. SADS founder Anne Jolly said trials of the defibrillators in schools around the UK had proven to be a success. “We’re trying to stop young people’s deaths. We know, if a cardiac arrest happens, the faster a defibrillator is used on a person the better the chances are of them surviving,” she said.
Safelincs supplies fully or semi-automatic external defibrillators with clear visual and audible step-by-step guidance to enable correct use of the equipment even under time pressure. Many of the defibrillators in the range come with a free place on a St John Ambulance defibrillator training course specific to the model. For example, each fully-automatic Powerheart AED G3 Plus defibrillator purchased comes with a free Responder Kit and a place at a training course. Also available are wall brackets and carry bags as well as additional / replacement products such as batteries and adult and child defibrillator pads.
Following the success of our free extinguisher servicing campaign in the recent weeks we are extending the period of free extinguisher servicing for businesses within the M25 catchment area to the 8th of August. All you have to do is to ring our servicing line on 0800 612 4827 before the 8th of August and state reference ‘M25’ to claim your free extinguisher servicing. The servicing will be carried out during August and the free servicing offer includes callout, basic (annual) service and all spares. Excluded are replacement of damaged extinguishers, refilling of empty extinguishers and the 5-yearly discharge test.
The extinguisher servicing is carried out and certified by our BAFE certified engineers
We’ve just finished sending out several boxes of CO Alarms to our Twitter followers, Facebook Fans and visitors to our web site. Last weekend we asked you all to send us your favourite fire safety stories so we could share them on our web site. It was our goal to bring together a valuable and compelling collection of stories to learn from, which will help to motivate readers to improve their fire safety protection. The response was excellent, and it didn’t take us long to receive over 200 entries.
Some of the stories were funny, some were sad and some were plain shocking. But all the stories managed to emphasise the importance of taking fire safety seriously. Today we will start sharing them with everyone else on our web site. We’re sure you’ll enjoy them as much as we have!
We’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who submitted their story. As promised, we have selected our favourite three entries and awarded them with an extra prize, as well as their CO Alarm:
1st place – Emma Morris
Winner of £100 worth of Love2shop vouchers
2nd place – Pat McMullan
Winner of £50 worth of Love2shop vouchers
3rd place – Sara Cumiskey
Winner of £25 worth of Love2shop vouchers
Keep an eye out for all the stories as they are released each week day on our Fire Safety Stories web page. We’d also love to hear your thoughts, feedback and own messages about the stories through Twitter and Facebook.
In partnership with Sentry Safe UK, Safelincs are running a limited special offer on the new range of Sentry MS safes.
Designed for both home and office use, these safes are designed to protect digital media such as CDs, DVDs and memory sticks. The Sentry MS range offers 60 minutes protection against fire, has an overnight insurance rating of £1000 cash and £10 000 valuables and has the capacity to hold up to 75 standard case CD-ROMs and up to 150 jewel case CD-ROMs.
The Sentry MSW0809 model is ETL verified for water resistance in up to 8? of water for up to 24 hours. The safes come with a standard one year guarantee, as well as a replacement lifetime guarantee should the safe ever be involved in a fire.
The MSW0807 is available at £279.00 Inc VAT with free next day delivery. For more information on the MS0807 and our other range of safes, visit www.safelincs.co.uk
Special Offer:WAS £294.99 Inc VAT Now:£279.00 inc VAT
Safelincs is aware that in the current economical times, the purchasing of fire alarm tests records, emergency lighting test logbooks etc, is not at the top of the list. That is why we have made a FREE downloadable log book.
The Logbook includes fire safety advice in fire prevention, fire escape, fire alarms, fire extinguishers, emergency lighting and general fire precautions.
Visit www.safelincs.co.uk/fire-safety-logbook to take advantage now!