Lifesaving equipment at firm

Defibrilator presentation
Defibrilator presentation

A business in Daventry has invested in a defibrillator to give its staff potentially life-saving treatment should one of them suffer a cardiac episode.

JRM is a motor racing and advanced engineering team based on the Drayton Fields Industrial Estate.

It employs 60 people and is a specialist in the design and build of high-tech race and rally cars that are used all over the world. Operations manager Jason King (pictured centre) has decided to invest £2,000 in a defibrillator that can be used to give vital treatment to anyone that goes into cardiac arrest.

A patient’s survival rate reduces by 10 per cent every minute if they are not given CPR or defibrillation.

He said: “We have a large workforce of various ages in Daventry and I believe a defibrillator is a vital piece of equipment to have on site.

“The defibrillator is roughly the size of a briefcase and the great thing about it is that it’s really easy to use.

“It gives the user verbal instructions during every step of the treatment process, but we’ll be putting some of our staff through some basic training with a paramedic to make sure they feel confident using it.

“I’m hoping we never have to use the defibrillator at JRM, but if someone does fall ill, it’s good to know that we have the equipment that could make a life-saving difference.”

JRM has registered its defibrillator with the East Midlands Ambulance Service so that 999 operators can identify a nearby device in the event of future emergencies in the local area.