The rapidly growing law firm, which has offices in Beverley, East Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North East, is pleased to announce that they have invested in two defibrillators.
These will be placed in their Hull and Grimsby offices, meaning that all Pepperells locations are now within a 0.3 mile radius of lifesaving equipment.
In the UK over 30,000 people a year are affected by out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, The British Heart Foundation suggests that the moment someone has a cardiac arrest, the clock is ticking.
Every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces their chances of survival. Having a defibrillator in a place of work can help to save lives.
Ben Pepperell, CEO of Pepperells Solicitors said;
“Investing in these devices in our offices and training our staff on how to use them effectively and confidently, plays an important part in helping more people survive a cardiac arrest.”
“When a defibrillator is used within 3-5 minutes, survival rates increase from 6% to 74%. We will be registering the devices on the central database so that they are accessible for both employees, clients and members of the public.”
Sudden Cardiac Arrest can happen to anyone, of any age and any fitness level.
Pepperells are showing that they take the health and safety of their clients, community and employees very seriously and are proud to say that all of their offices are now within a short distance of lifesaving equipment.