Defibrillator Installed in Denmark Industrial Area

Published on Monday, 26 July 2021 at 2:00:37 PM

Denmark’s industrial area now has a defibrillator available for public use in an emergency, thanks to funding made available by the Shire of Denmark.

The defibrillator has been installed on the external side of the automatic gate at the Shire Depot on Zimmerman St. Access to the defibrillator is possible via a code supplied by a 000 operator in emergencies which will unlock the cabinet housing the device.

The defibrillator is portable so it may be removed from the cabinet and taken to the scene of a nearby emergency. It can also be tracked by emergency services.

Shire of Denmark Chief Executive Officer David Schober said the life-saving technology was installed following a suggestion made by a safety representative of the Shire Occupational Safety and Health Committee.

“This is an important investment towards the health and well-being 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,” Mr 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 provided with some familiarisation training.

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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