NIX SERVICE STATION INSTALLS DEFIBRILLATOR
The Gulf-branded Nix Service Station in Newport, Shropshire has installed a defibrillator on site, a first for Certas Energy’s network of UK forecourts.
Owner David Smith was eager to put the safety measure in place on the busy site, located on a transient route to the M6, supported by the Newport Town Mayor, Cllr Lyn Fowler.
“Around 30,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests occur in England every year and fewer than 1 in 10 survive,” explains David. ”Defibrillators reduce preventable deaths and we hope that other forecourts across the Gulf network and further afield will follow our example and install this life saving piece of equipment.”
The initiative was funded by Certas Energy through its ‘nomination’ scheme and the installation completed in coordination with The Oliver King Foundation, which has worked with Certas Energy on a regular basis to introduce defibrillators across its depots. The Foundation was setup by Mark King in memory of his son, Oliver, who passed away at the age of just 12 following a sudden cardiac arrest whilst competing in a swimming race
To find out more on The Oliver King Foundation, visitwww.theoliverkingfoundation.co.uk.