Life-saving technology installed by Shire of Denmark in industrial area
A defibrillator has been installed in Denmark’s industrial area, with the life-saving technology available for public use during emergencies.
It has been installed on the external side of the automatic gate at the Shire depot on Zimmerman Street. Users will need to enter a code to access to the unit, with the code supplied by a Triple-0 operator.
Once accessed, the portable defibrillator can be carried to a nearby emergency situation for use.
Emergency services are able to track the unit.
The potentially life-saving technology was installed on the back of a suggestion made by a safety representative on the Shire’s occupational safety and health committee. “This is an important investment towards the health and wellbeing of our staff and contractors who operate out of the Shire depot but also for the wider community who work in and around the industrial area,” Shire chief executive David Schober said.
“Hopefully it won’t be needed, but it’s reassuring to know that if an emergency was to occur, we now have a defibrillator available to assist.”
Shire depot staff have been given some familiarisation training.
The defibrillator was installed through funding made available by the Shire.
A second defibrillator has also been installed for public use at the Denmark waste management reuse facility, with the costs of both defibrillators set to be reimbursed through insurance.
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