Mon, 21st Nov, 2022
KMK Metals Recycling has purchased a new Automated External Defibrillator (AED), which has been installed outside the company premises in the Cappincur Industrial Estate, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Each of the companies operating out of the industrial estate have been notified about the new AED and given the passcode needed to access the defibrillator inside the wall-mounted box.
An AED is a portable, simple to use, computerised device. When someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest, it delivers a shock to the heart to allow it to resume its normal rhythm.
Installed free of charge by local electrician, George Leahy, the AED has been placed in a convenient location on an external wall, outside the gated area of the company, for ease of access.
Max Kyck, General Manager of KMK Metals Recycling, said: “Obviously, we hope that this piece of equipment will never be needed but at the same time it is best to be prepared. Thousands of people die in Ireland every year from cardiac arrest, yet CPR and defibrillation can prevent death. We have staff members who have been trained in first aid and administering CPR at both our Tullamore and Kilbeggan premises and will be rolling out more training over the coming months.”
The KMK Metals Recycling facility in Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath also has an AED which is located in the reception area of the building.