St John Ambulance moves to get more life-saving kits

Image caption The defribrillators could help save someone's life

A campaign is under way to get more life-saving first-aid kits in businesses and public places across the East Midlands.

The region's St John Ambulance wants workplaces to make sure they have a defibrillator in case someone has a cardiac arrest.

A recent survey by the charity revealed one in five employees knew someone who had suffered a cardiac arrest at work.

It is now urging employers to get a machine and the training to use it.

Darryl Bagley, of St John Ambulance, said: "The machine is phenomenally easy to use.

"It's a case of pressing the on button, following the voice prompts, attaching the pads - and there are clear diagrams on the pads as to where they need to be attached - and pressing the shock button when it asks you to."

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