Here in Wales, we have one of the lowest survival rates in Europe, and the lowest in the UK if someone suffers an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest? With only a 4.6% survival rate, this is half compared to England’s 9.4% and Norway which has a 25% survival rate.

It was reported early this month, that the Welsh Government is providing a cash boost of £2.5 million over the next three years, to raise awareness, educate and improve public access to defibrillator. With the hope of raising these survival rates significantly.

We recently saw in the Euro 2020, the importance of defibrillators when the Danish player Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch. Thanks to the quick thinking of his team mates and medical team who performed CPR and used a defibrillator to save his life.

Did you know here at First Rate Training, we cover the use of defibrillators as standard in all our First Aid courses. This provides candidates with the essentials skills to operate a defibrillator, to ensure confidence to know what to do in this kind of emergency.

If you would like to discuss your training requirements in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact us on 08456 525249 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.