Fish farm staff welcome installation of defibrillators
THE SCOTTISH Salmon Company (SSC) has installed defibrillators in all of its sites after staff saved a colleague’s life.
When Randy Laursen, a worker at the SSC Cairndow processing plant, suffered a cardiac arrest at work in June last year, the actions of his colleagues saved him. They carried out CPR and used an onsite defibrillator on Randy, who has since made a full recovery.
The Scottish Salmon Company has now installed defibrillators at all 60 of its sites across the west coast of Scotland and Hebrides and at its head office in Edinburgh.
Welcoming the announcement, Craig Anderson, chief executive officer at The Scottish Salmon Company, said: ‘We take the health and wellbeing of our staff very seriously and, with many of our sites located in remote rural areas, it’s vital we have the necessary equipment in place in the event of an emergency. This large-scale investment means we can deliver these state-of-the-art defibrillators to all our sites.’
Randy Laursen, Andrew Aitken and David Bradley with the new defibrillator.