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Public Transport Defibrillators

Around 20% of SCAs occur in a public place, including on public transport. Let’s work together to put transport defibrillators into the hands of the public.

AED’s for Public Transport

When it comes to public transport, the safety of those travelling is vital – and the provision of AEDs (automated external defibrillators) can make an enormous difference in the event of a cardiac arrest.
Public transport companies and operators have a duty of care to those they transport and can take steps to ensure their passengers’ safety by introducing defibrillators on board their vehicles or in key locations.

SCAs (sudden cardiac arrest) kill over 30,000 people every year in the UK alone, so it is vital to ensure that each mode of public transport is has been eqipped with an AED.

We can offer a tailor-made package for the public transport industry that provides you with everything you need to save someone’s life when an SCA in public strikes.
Our AED bundles are ideal for all transport modes, from busses and taxis to trains and planes.
We also provide a range of accessories such as carry storage options, battery packs and additional pads.

Making AED’s Public

The best way to protect the public from the risk of death after a sudden cardiac arrest is to increase the public’s availability of automated external defibrillators. We encourage public transportation companies to fit their fleet with AEDs, as this is a great way to putting AEDs in the hands of the public and save lives.

Buses

With buses driving popular routes, fitting them with an AED is a great way to make defibrillators more accessible to the public.

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Taxi

Equipping taxis with AEDs is a great way to safeguard commuting passengers whilst increasing confidence.

Trains

Trains travel through remote and often inaccessible parts of the country. Our AED bundles are ideal for delivering lifesaving treatment, anywhere, anytime.

Airplanes

We believe it’s vital for an aircraft to carry AEDs; emergencies mid-flight can be fatal, and fitting your fleet with an AED gives your passengers peace of mind.

Protect Your Passengers

Millions of people depend on public transport daily. With 2 of every five sudden cardiac arrest occurrences happening in a public place, it’s never been more important to protect your passengers by installing AEDs on your public transportation fleets.

Estimations show, that of those who suffer a cardiac arrest, only 10% survive to hospital discharge. This figure drops further if the patient does not receive immediate medical assistance, so public transport companies need to ensure their passengers’ safety.
The provision of AEDs can make a huge difference and could be the difference between life and death.

Transport Statistics

Considering the number of passengers who utilise public transportation in relation to cardiac arrest survival rates, the figures become even more staggering.

In that case, it highlights the importance of first aid and health provisions being accessible in emergencies. Government statistics show that during 2019/2020:

  • 4.5 billion people used local buses per year
  • There were 3.1 billion journeys by rail or underground
  • Over a quarter of these (28%) were for leisure purposes

Given its success over the past years and high utilisation rate, numerous transport providers have decided to invest in defibrillators for their respective transportation networks.

Further Reading

Discover more about the importance of AED’s on public transport with the Martek Lifecare blog.

FAQ’s

Check out our most frequently asked questions about defibrillators for public transport. If your question is still not answer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, where our friendly and helpful team are on hand to help.

Are AEDs mandatory on public transport?

No, despite various different schemes and awareness campaigns, it’s not currently a legal requirement in the UK for public transportation businesses to carry AEDs.

What equipment Is needed for public transportation?

With all defibrillators, it’s necessary to carry the defibrillator unit, defibrillator pads for both adults and children and a first-aid kit. It’s also worth investing in all adequate signage to raise awareness with your passengers that an AED is available. For use at bus stops, train stations and airports you’ll need a defibrillator cabinet to house the AED and the other equipment. When adding a defibrillator onboard you may want to consider a carry case.

How do we train our team to use AEDs?

The Lifecare range of AEDs is designed to be used by an untrained user. This makes them perfect for public transport. We do also offer training equipment to train your team on how to use an AED, which will boost confidence in using the machine.

What is the benefit of having AEDs on public transport? 

Transport defibrillators can provide quick help in an emergency and reduce the time it takes for medical assistance to arrive.
Access to a defibrillator within the first few minutes of a cardiac arrest increases the survival odds from 10% to 64%.
Our AEDs are designed to be used by anyone in an emergency, with no medical experience necessary.

Are defibrillators available for public use?

Defibrillators can be found in many public locations such as airports, railway stations, large shopping centres and sports venues.

What can I do to ensure my transport fleet has AEDs?

Contact Martek Lifecare today, where one of our friendly team can discuss several options.
We have AED packages which can be tailored to your needs, so get in touch and let us work together to put defibrillators into the public’s hands.
By installing AEDs on their vehicles or in key locations, public transport companies and operators can take a proactive approach to ensure their passengers’ safety.

Take Action Today!

Get in touch now to register your interested, our friendly, professional team is waiting to help you put defibrillators into the hands of the public and save lives.