It's a lifesaver for automotive group.
Health and safety manager Rob Cooknell first came across the machines at Birmingham airport, where he saw them being checked by staff.
Although easy to use, six Volvo Truck and Bus staff are being trained in its operation by St John Ambulance experts.
Ann Sawyer, the voluntary group's training manager in Warwickshire, says: "Thousands of people die from cardiac arrests in the UK each year and the majority might be saved if only their heart could be defibrillated within five minutes."
A defibrillator with a trained operator at the site of a sudden cardiac arrest can raise the chance of survival from five per cent to 80 per cent.
REVIVAL: From left, volunteers Rachel Smith and Gareth Roberts of Volvo Financial Services, Emma Woodward of Volvo Truck and Bus (South), security guard David Haynes, Volvo Truck and Bus Ltd health and safety manager Rob Cooknell and Glenn Gibson of Volvo Truck and Bus training department
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|Publication:||Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)|
|Date:||Dec 22, 2003|
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