Taylor&Emmet adds defibrillators to all branches

Taylor&Emmet adds defibrillators to all branches

Taylor&Emmet has installed lifesaving equipment at all five of its offices across South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire, to benefit staff, visitors, and the general public.

The law firm invested almost £5,000 in the defibrillators, which are situated in reception areas, where they can be accessed easily in emergency situations. 

Taylor&Emmet’s branches in Sheffield, Rotherham, Dronfield and Bakewell have been registered with HeartSafe so passersby and occupants of neighbouring buildings can locate a defibrillator quickly, if necessary. The state-of-the-art equipment provides users with spoken instructions, to ensure no time is wasted when they are needed.

Lee Stacey, facilities manager at Taylor&Emmet, said: “This significant investment is part of a wider project by the firm focusing on the health and wellbeing of our employees. As well as installing defibrillators, we have trained a number of mental health first aiders and run a programme of lifestyle challenges to encourage colleagues to improve their work/life balance.”

Soon after the defibrillator at Taylor&Emmet’s Arundel Gate headquarters in Sheffield was ordered, paramedics had to be called to assist a member of staff who fell ill at work. Stacey added: “Thankfully, we didn’t have to use the defibrillator on this occasion, but it brought home the importance of having it on site. Our colleague gave us a scare, but they are now well on the road to recovery.”

Pictured: Taylor&Emmet’s facilities manager, Lee Stacey, with one of the defibrillators that have been installed at its offices
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