Defibrillator in Public Spaces Training Day

Osborne has installed an Automated External Defibrillator and are upskilling their people, so they are confident in using this life-saving device in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest.

As a follow-up from the installation, local charity, ‘Defibrillators in Public Places Day’ (DIPPS) hosted a training day held at our site office in Hemel Hempstead. Introduced by our Senior Site Manager, Chris Lumm, the session was delivered by DIPPS Charity Founders, Arline and Dave Hursey. They informed our people on the invaluable steps to operate the defibrillator, followed by the opportunity to get hands-on experience with a training manikin of CPR.

Recognising the knowledge gained, and that the installation of the device could be potentially life-saving, we will be rolling out this training across our branches to educate and inform more people.

Throughout September, our branches will be introducing a Dress Down Friday to continue collecting donations. In addition, Chris Lumm will be completing the ‘100 Mile Challenge‘ throughout September with all proceeds going towards a DIPPS machine going into local Hemel Hempstead school, Belswain Primary School.

The DIPPS Charity was founded after the tragic loss of Arline and David’s son. James was just 18 at the time, and suffered a cardiac arrest in public. Arline and David later found out that not only was this tragedy happening to many people across the UK but that having access to defibrillators could save people’s lives. They have since worked tirelessly to raise funds to get more defibrillators in public places with the aim of increasing survival for the 80,000-120,000 people who suffer cardiac arrest in the UK. They also raise awareness around CPR through training days.

If you would like to donate towards Chris’s ‘100 Mile Challenge’,  please click here.

For more information visit: https://dipps4james.co.uk/about