Should a customer collapse during exercise, how confident could many leisure centres be that they could successfully resuscitate the person before an ambulance arrives?
BOC Medical’s Lifeline equipment improves manual CPR when a person has stopped breathing, delivering around 50 per cent oxygen compared with the 17 per cent delivered by mouth to mouth.
Andy Anderton of Lenton Leisure Centre in Nottingham discovered the benefits of the system when a customer started to choke whilst using the swimming pool facilities.
He firmly believes that using Lifeline assisted in the user’s recovery after she started drifting in and out of consciousness and he decided that the best option was to administer oxygen using the equipment.
When a Lifeline kit is purchased, a BOC Medical Resuscitation specialist will provide staff with a comprehensive training session. BOC also provides an annual service and regular maintenance of the equipment as part of the deal.