Tarmac’s Aberthaw Cement Plant has supported and contributed to the installation of the fifth defibrillator across the village of Rhoose.
The lifesaving device has been installed at Rhoose Point as part of the Rhoose Defib Group’s commitment to increase the number of defibrillators across the Vale of Glamorgan village.
Through its commitment to supporting the communities in the areas it operates, Tarmac provided the external all-weather casing which is necessary for the public access defibrillator (PAD). It is also providing a further internal unit which will house a defibrillator at the Highwayman Inn.
Kara Bennett, Environmental Coordinator at Tarmac’s Aberthaw Cement Plant said: “We are delighted to play our part in helping to improve survival rates for out of hospital cardiac arrests. Should anyone suffer an out of hospital cardiac arrest, easy access to a defibrillator dramatically increases their chance of survival and recovery.”
A defibrillator is a device that gives a high-energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest.
Simon Webb, a member of the Rhoose Defib Group and part-time ambulance service First Responder, said: “As a group we are committed to increasing the number of defibrillators in the area and the addition at Rhoose Point is fantastic.
“Anyone can use the publicly-accessible device and there are clear instructions on how to attach the defibrillator pads. Once attached, the pads assess the heart’s rhythm and will only instruct and allow the user to deliver a shock if it is needed. The user cannot deliver a shock accidentally.
“On behalf of the community I’d like to thank Tarmac for its support in making the village safer for residents and visitors.”