FLG Services boosts construction sector’s provision of on-site life-saving equipment

FLG Services is helping the construction sector enhance its provision of on-site life saving equipment.

FLG Services' orange life saving defibrillator

The lifting and safety specialist has become one of the first equipment hire providers to offer shorter rental periods for the hire of portable, public access defibrillators.

Until now defibrillators have generally been available on a long-term lease or had to be purchased. They will now be available for hire from FLG Services with a minimum hire period of just one week.

With cardiac arrest among construction workers on the increase, this new product and flexible options for hire could increase the chance of survival.

FLG Services has made a significant investment in the HeartSine Samaritan PAD 500P with integrated CPR Advisor. The defibrillator delivers a life saving shock and provides real-time visual and verbal feedback to guide the rescuer on the force and rate of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) compressions based on real time patient impedance.

Survival rates can increase up to 74 per cent if CPR and a shock from an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) are provided within three minutes of collapse.

The life saving equipment is contained in a high visibility 'tough box' and has the highest industry rating for the protection against dust and water. It has the fastest time to ‘first shock delivery’ with a charging time of eight seconds.

Danny Smalldridge, of FLG Services, a division of A-Plant, said the new defibrillators have been launched to coincide with FLG Services’ safety week starting on October 16th.

“We are extremely pleased to be one of the first specialist hire providers to offer defibrillators on a national basis, for short rental periods, providing companies with greater flexibility than ever before to look after the needs of people working on construction sites.

The HeartSine Samaritan PAD 500P is used in more than 40 countries and has delivered many life-saving shocks across the world.

With cardiac arrest among construction workers on the increase, it is vital that companies have the right equipment available to significantly improve the chance of survival if someone goes into sudden cardiac arrest.”