The facilities management sector is laden with health and safety risks.

None more so than the fear of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, with data estimating there is approximately 60,000 out of hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrests that occur every year in the UK – many of which happen in the workplace.

Such is the varying nature of facilities management, choosing the best defibrillator to ensure your workplace is heartsafe and is geared to respond effectively in the case of an emergency is critical.


How Do You Choose the Best Defibrillator For Facilities Management Businesses?

When a person suffers a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, effective CPR and early defibrillation is needed in order to give the best chance of survival.

Not all defibs are the same, though, and depending on where you are, you’re going to need a different unit in terms of durability.

In a previous blog, we have outlined how defibrillators are assigned an IP rating that determines what the device can withstand and how your surroundings determine what IP rating your defibrillator needs to adhere to.

With so many defibrillators on the market, we have listed three AEDs which are perfect for those operating in the facilities management sector.


ZOLL AED 3 Fully Automatic

The ZOLL AED 3 Fully Automatic provides real-time feedback to guide rescuers in delivering high-quality CPR. The innovative features of ZOLL AED 3 will give responders the confidence and the knowledge needed to treat a SCA.


Benefits of the ZOLL AED 3 Fully Automatic AED:

  • An IP55 rating, protecting the unit from dust and water from low-pressure jets.
  • RapidShock Analysis™ enables the industry’s shortest rhythm analysis for more continuous life-saving CPR.
  • Easily visible and accessible central shock button
  • 5-year shelf life for pads and batteries increases readiness and decreases the frequency of maintenance.
  • Enhanced Real CPR Help, featuring a full-colour display with vivid rescue images, CPR cycle timer, and a large colour bar gauge that shows CPR compression depth.
  • Cloud connectivity that can automatically report AED readiness

Physio Control LIFEPAK CR2 Semi Automatic Defibrillator with WIFI

The Physio Control Lifepak CR2 Semi Automatic Defibrillator with WIFI has been designed to help increase the chance of survival against Sudden Cardiac Arrest thanks to advanced INSIGHT™ technology. This unit analyses a patient’s heart rhythm whilst CPR is being delivered, boosting the chance of successfully restarting a heart.


Benefits of The Physio Control Lifepak CR2 Semi Automatic Defibrillator with WIFI

  • Embedded WiFi which communicates to LIFELINKcentral™  Physio Control’s online AED management program
  • Carries out self-monitoring to ensure the device is rescue-ready at all times
  • Allows remote AED program management if required
  • Sends patient data to emergency responders and hospitals
  • Paediatric Switch
  • Bilingual feature

HeartSine 350p/360p/500p Gateway

HeartSine’s graphic interface instructs both trained and untrained responders through every step of the rescue process, enabling rescuers to feel confident when using the defibrillator. With the addition of Gateway Connectivity, users benefit from remote maintenance, negating the requirement of manual defibrillator checks.


Benefits of HeartSine 350p/360p/500p Gateway:

  • IP56 Rating
  • Easy to follow step by step rescue assistance
  • Simplistic, two-button operation
  • System status readiness indicator
  • Self-monitoring
  • AED Program Management

Are you looking to take the next steps to keep your workforce and community safe?

If you work in the facilities management environment and are looking at introducing a defibrillator into your workplace, then speak to our defibrillator experts today.

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