WHY YOU NEED A DRIVER EQUIPPED WITH AN AED AND FIRST AID CERTIFICATE
On average, 1,400 Australians lose their lives on the roads each year, whether they are a driver, passenger or pedestrian. The reality is that Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) have the largest potential to save lives in life-threatening circumstances as it is the only tool that will shock an arrested heart back into a normal rhythm because CPR isn’t always enough. We believe that those who are constantly on the road, particularly CEOs, board members, executive team members and managers should ride in comfort knowing if something unexpected happens, our drivers will be ready to assist. This is why we are proud to announce our new safety initiative, in which we aspire to roll outplacement of defibrillators across our entire fleet of Sydney vehicles, starting with our BMWs. In addition, all our Sydney drivers are now first aid accredited and equipped with first aid kits.
(Team Member Brian Holding the AED)
Sudden Cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in Australia, with an average of 90% of Australians who experience SCA unable to be revived. 15% of cardiac arrest cases in NSW occur in public places. Anyone has the potential to go into cardiac arrest, regardless of age, gender, time or place. In most situations, emergency services and first responders take 8-12 minutes to arrive, and minutes can often be the difference between saving a life and losing one. For every minute without CPR and defibrillation, the chance of survival drops by 10% and the use of an AED can buy time until emergency services arrive. Being prepared for unexpected circumstances and guaranteeing safe journeys for our customers is a top priority for us. You’re more likely to be in a situation where you will need to use an AED than a fire extinguisher, and every building has a fire extinguisher. This is why Marquee Limousines is ensuring all our drivers around Sydney in the near future will be equipped with an AED and a First Aid Medical kit at all times.
(Sydney BMW Series 7)
At Marquee Limousines, we take every measure to manage potential risks and provide our clients with comfort in their travels. Currently, our Sydney BMW’s are marked defibrillator holders that are for hire with no extra cost, whilst our entire team of drivers across all vehicles are first aid accredited. Marquee Limousines aspires to expand our defibrillator rollout across our entire fleet and ensure our network of drivers across Australia and New Zealand are first aid accredited.
By choosing to ride with the team at Marquee Limousines, you can rest assured that we will deliver a premium luxury service from start to finish and provide extra safety at no extra cost. Premium services shouldn’t just extend to comfort but to your health and safety as well.