Can Children Use Defibrillators?

children-giving-cprWe are frequently asked by our customers at what age a child can effectively use a defibrillator without supervision. After carrying out some research and interviewing a number of specialists, as well as reading relevant studies, we created an easy to understand article which gives some reasonable recommendations. While children as young as 11 to 12 can use a modern defibrillator, a child is usually around 13 to 14 years old before they can provide efficient CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). Read the full article.

If you have any questions about defibrillators or require replacement electrodes, just call 0800 612 6537 and our friendly staff will be happy to help.

National Schools’ Fire Safety Week 19 – 23 March 2012

This year’s National Schools Fire Safety Week will run from March 19th to March 23rd. It is a week where schools can focus on the importance of fire safety with pupils.

Many fires are started by children with them using matches, lighters and candles. Children are not always aware of how fast a fire can spread and that smoke can kill them just as much as the fire itself. We would like to help raise this awareness and are launching a competition for primary school children.

Any child in England of primary school age can enter the competition by sending us their drawings highlighting fire dangers. This can be as a poster or just a picture showing a dangerous situation. We will then select a winner who will receive a home fire safety kit as well as a surprise present.

Please send your entries to Schools Competition, Safelincs Ltd, Unit 1, Farlesthorpe Road, Alford, Lincolnshire LN12 9PS

Ensure you put your name, age and which school you go to on the back of the picture. The pictures should be no larger than A4.

www.nationalschoolsfiresafetyweek.com