Health & Safety - Auction Information - Morris Leslie

Health & SafetyFor Buyers & Sellers

Auction sites are extremely busy places, we are committed to providing and promoting a safe and healthy environment for our employees and visitors alike, and would therefore ask that you take care when visiting and acknowledge the following rules:

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The above measures are to help ensure the health, safety and welfare of all staff, customers, visitors and others on our sites in accordance with our company Health and Safety Policy and in compliance with Health and Safety law.

 

Live Saving DefibrillatorAt Auction Site

Morris Leslie are pleased to have on-site a life saving defibrillator, located to the right of the on-site café under the canopy between the halls.

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is an emergency life-saving device for use in the event of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. It is a portable appliance that analyses the heart rhythm and, if needed, administers an electrical charge to the heart in order to establish a regular heartbeat in the event of a Cardiac Arrest.

Only within the first few minutes following a Cardiac Arrest will a victim be in a ‘shockable rhythm’, and therefore rapid defibrillation is vital. Placing AEDs in the community can dramatically reduce the time from collapse to defibrillation and can greatly improve survival rates.

When turned on, the AED will instruct the users to connect the pads to a patient’s bare chest.  The pads enable the AED to examine the patient’s heart and determine if the patient is in a viable, shockable rhythm. If the device determines that a shock is required, it will charge up in preparation to deliver a shock. The AED is very safe as it will only deliver a charge when it determines a shockable rhythm is present.  For more information click here.

When charged, the device instructs the user to ensure no-one is touching the victim and then to press a button to deliver the shock. In the case of a fully automatic AED the unit will advise the user that it will deliver the shock without further intervention. After the shock is delivered, the device will instruct the user to commence/continue CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) for a period, after which it will analyse the patient’s heart rhythm once again, advising whether a further shock or more CPR is needed.

An AED has an internal memory, which stores the ECG of the patient along with details of the time the unit was activated and the number and strength of any shocks delivered. All this memorised data can be either downloaded to a computer or printed out, so that it can be analysed by appropriate medical personnel.