We have installed public access defibrillators for park users at the following locations:
A defibrillator can be used to help someone suffering a sudden cardiac arrest. It can deliver a shock to the heart to correct a chaotic heart rhythm. The earlier this shock is given, the better the person’s chance of survival.
The defibrillators are externally situated in key coded cabinets and are accessible during normal park opening hours. In the event that you need to access the defibrillator to assist someone suffering from a suspected cardiac arrest, then call 999 to request an ambulance. The ambulance service will give you the cabinet access code once they have confirmed that they are dealing with a genuine cardiac arrest.
The defibrillators in our parks are simple to use, the machine gives clear spoken instructions and can be used effectively and safely by people who have had no prior training. However if you are administering a defibrillator to someone in cardiac arrest, it is preferable that you should also start cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) immediately.
Further information on defibrillators can be obtained from the Resuscitation Council (UK).
If you would like further information on our defibrillator programme, please contact the Corporate Health and Safety Unit on 028 9032 0202.