In any public building, it’s a legal requirement to have a fire extinguisher. Are the same considerations taken for sudden cardiac arrests? Unfortunately, no.
- There are 346 fire-related accidents in the UK every year
- There are around 30,000 sudden cardiac arrests in the UK every year
With such alarming numbers, you’d think defibrillators would be a legal requirement in every public building. But they aren’t, and until then it’s up to individuals, communities, and people responsible for duty of care to take action and install a defibrillator nearby.