The potentially life saving device is now available for anyone to use if needed 24/7 outside Sussex Asphalte Ltd, in Pyecombe. Sussex Asphalte noticed that for keen walkers on the South Downs Way, there are no other AED’s installed in the local area between Devils Dyke & Ditchling, so the AED has been strategically placed to ensure that it is accessible during an emergency for anyone local to the area for example cyclists, horse riders, businesses etc.
Sussex Asphalte takes Health & Safety very seriously and all staff and operatives are first aid trained by the British Red Cross including the use of defibrillators.
A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest, potentially saving lives. A defibrillator will only deliver a shock when necessary, meaning there’s no risk of shocking someone who doesn’t need it.
The newly fitted AED is linked to an external power supply and stored in a secure cabinet that is accessible by dialling 999 and requesting the unique access code along with the dispatch of an ambulance.