Fish farm staff wel­come in­stal­la­tion of de­fib­ril­la­tors

The Oban Times - - News -

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.

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