The nature of a construction site, employees are at high risk of experiencing a heart attack or becoming electrocuted as the construction industry is one of the most physically demanding industries that people can work in.
The excess strain that is put on the body in comparison to a lower-risk office working environment could ultimately lead to SCA. Therefore, it is extremely important for construction sites to have available AEDs on site to be used in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest.
Construction Site Essentials
Nearly 2,300 American die of cardiovascular disease each day which equates to one person every 38 seconds. 350,000 of these people die every year from sudden cardiac arrest. To resuscitate these victims an AED is required as well as CPR knowledge.
It is essential for employees on a construction site to wear hard hats and hi-vis jackets for their own protection. We also consider AEDs to be essential to invest in the lives of all workers, increasing their protection to give peace of mind to all.
To find out more about our Construction-friendly AEDs, get in touch with the defibshop team by calling 800 989 7768. Alternatively, you can fill in one of our contact forms and a member of the team will be happy to get back to you.