Duchy Homes is pledging to install defibrillators on its construction sites in support of the British Heart Foundation.
Duchy Homes has announced that it is working with British Heart Foundation (BHF) with the aim to install defibrillators into as many Duchy Homes’ new build sites as possible, to protect the safety of its site workers and visitors. It will also help the BHF in the education of CPR and heart and circulatory diseases.
The housebuilder has installed defibrillators at all its working sites across Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire and the BHF is delivering training to all these site teams to keep them safe during construction.
Once these developments are complete, Duchy Homes will gift the defibrillators to the local communities and arrange for public training sessions by the BHF, so that residents in these areas have access to the life-saving equipment and confidence in using it if necessary.
Darren Howell, Group Construction Director for Duchy Homes, said: “We are very pleased to be supporting the British Heart Foundation’s vital work against heart disease. Health and Safety lies at the heart of each of our developments and is integral to achieving quality on-site. As part of our commitment to health and safety, we have heavily invested resource and time into maintaining the highest standards for our site workers and our visitors. We are very proud to be creating a lasting legacy for Duchy Homes in the areas where we build by donating the defibrillators to the communities once our construction work is complete.”
Stephanie Jones, Fundraising Manager at the BHF, added: “We are thrilled to be working with Duchy Homes. Throughout the partnership, Duchy Homes is dedicated to leave defibrillators in as many sites as possible for communities to access, which will help save lives in so many new areas. Working together will help BHF realise its vision of a world where people don’t die prematurely or suffer from heart disease or circulatory diseases.”
Heart disease and circulatory diseases kill more than one in four people in the UK, stealing them away from families and loved ones. Fewer than one in ten people, who have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the UK, currently survive.