New legislation introduced will make it a legal requirement to have defibrillators installed in public areas under the Public Health (Availability of Defibrillators) Bill 2013.
The Bill was published by senator Fergal Quinn which was accepted in 2013 by the then Health Minister James Reilly where places listed under "designated areas" under the legislation must have a defibillator (AED) installed. The legislation also proposes that employees of the required locations are trained to use the installed defibrillators. The legislation has been published in order to achieve a better survival rate for those who suffer cardiac arrests in public locations.
Types of places listed under "designated areas"
The locations that have been listed as designated areas to have an AED include:
- Sport clubs
- Bus and train stations
- Pubs, entertainmenta and hospitality venues
- Ferry terminals
- Garda Stations
Where to get a defibrillator for your premises
If you own or manage a premises listed under the designated areas list mentioned above and need more information on choosing a solution for you, do not hesitate to contact us regarding defibrillators. We offer industry leading AED's, training and periodic servicing of defibrillators to all industries in Ireland. Fill in our contact form today for more details or call us on +353 74 912 7279.