What are Defibrillator Cabinets?
Defibrillator cabinets are a highly visible, secure way to store publically accessible Defibrillators in any environment. In the case of a heart attack, for every minute that passes without defibrillation, the chances of survival drop by 7-10%. After 10 minutes, survival is unlikely. It is therefore not only critical to have Defibrillators in areas where an ambulance could take more than 5 minutes to arrive, but also to ensure that they are highly visible and easy to access. Having a Defibrillator locked in a cupboard in a first aid room is of no use in a crisis.
Turtle Engineering’s cabinets have been developed to have various locking options to suit every environment. Combination locks prevent the Defibrillator being stolen, yet provide a quick way for 999 operators to grant access to the public when required. For internal use no locks are required, however, alarms can be included to provide an audible warning that the cabinet has been opened. Alternatively, a key lock with “Break Glass” key safe can be provided.
Who needs a Defibrillator cabinet?
Quite simply, everyone. Every village, town and city, every sports establishment, shopping centre, museum, tourist attraction. With safe access to Defibrillators for everyone, no single person will ever be too far from one, and in the event of a heart attack the public can become instant life savers by simply accessing a Defibrillator.
Who can use one?
Everyone can use a Turtle Engineering Defibrillator cabinet. Public Access Defibrillators are designed to be used by any member of the public with no training. The Defibrillator will take you through the process step by step to enable you to save a life.
Where did it all start?
Turtle Engineering Ltd worked closely with Cardiac Science and Community First Responder Groups to develop a safe way to store Defibrillators in publically accessible locations.
Originally designed as “all weather” cabinets to withstand the variety of harsh outdoor conditions in the UK, the cabinets proved to be just as in demand for indoor use due to their high visibility and the assurance of protection to the Defibrillator equipment. Turtle Engineering Ltd understand that each different group may have different needs from a cabinet, so have designed them to be flexible and easily personalised or adapted to the customer’s requirement.
Every Turtle Engineering cabinet is constructed in the UK using local businesses to complete different stages of the build. We are a family business and really believe in the good that our Cabinets can do in the community. We provide ongoing support and understand how critical it is that the Defibrillator Cabinets performs 24-7; it is not acceptable for one to fail as this could damage a Defibrillator. We offer servicing contracts to look after your box, or can provide support to local volunteers who opt to look after their own cabinet.