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Morgan Sindall plc announces groundbreaking AED initiative with Cardiac Science

A photograph of Plant Director Jonathan Hall (left) and SHEQ Director Martin Worthington with one of the Powerheart® G5 automated external defibrillators

Morgan Sindall plc has signed a groundbreaking deal with Cardiac Science to provide Powerheart® G5 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to each of its UK project sites and offices.

The move by the leading construction and infrastructure company will give staff, contractors and visitors easy access to the life-saving technology in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

Working closely with Cardiac Science, Morgan Sindall’s teams will install a minimum of one AED at each of its office and site locations across the country.

The G5 AEDs will be made available to each of Morgan Sindall’s business operations through their internal plant hire division, Magnor Plant. This means that the AEDs can be made available to meet the needs of their short, medium and long term projects.

Martin Worthington, Morgan Sindall’s SHEQ Director, who has led the initiative, said: “Having the flexibility of supply through our business is ideal as our teams are often on sites for varying degrees of time, so we needed an arrangement that reflects this.

“It means our employees across the UK, whether based on a temporary or permanent site, will have consistent access to what we believe to be the best AED units available. AEDs are proven to save lives and you never know when one might be needed.”

Shaun Ingram, UK Managing Director of Cardiac Science, said: “We believe that we provide the best equipment and support available in our sector, but recognise the needs of businesses can vary greatly, which is why we have developed the new partnership with Morgan Sindall.

“It’s great to see Morgan Sindall leading the way on this front and I hope more multi-site businesses will follow their example.”

The fully automatic Powerheart G5 AED is the first defibrillator to combine real-time cardiopulmonary (CPR) feedback to the rescuer, customised patient therapy and fast shock times.

It is designed to enable both experienced and first-time rescuers to provide quick and effective life-saving therapy to aid the victim of SCA before the Emergency Services arrive at the scene.