OPEN4 is committed to workplace safety and the livelihood of those that work with us and around us.
June 04, 2019
We are excited to announce that we will be supporting Guy Leech, Australia’s “#1 Fitness Guy”, mission to get a defib within 180 seconds of every Australian. 30,000 people this year will have a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)! Most will die. If someone has a SCA you need to act quickly. The first 180 seconds are critical, it can be the difference between life and death! Without a defibrillator, these people stand little or no chance of survival. Guy Leech and Chris Orchard have been great mates and paddled together for many years. In early 2016, Guy and his paddling club were enjoying a beautiful summer day in Sydney’s Harbour, near Manly. At the end of their session, one of the kayakers – affectionately known to his friends as “Chucky” – began to feel shortness of breath and collapsed. Guy sprang into action. He performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on Chucky’s chest for 10 minutes as others called for an ambulance. Once the ambulance arrived, paramedics were able to revive Chucky with LIFEPAK® 15 Monitor/Defibrillator. Unfortunately, Chucky never recovered and passed away after a week in a local hospital. One of life’s most haunting questions is “What if?”. Guy began asking himself that exact question, wondering if faster access to a defibrillator could have saved his life. What if there had been a defibrillator somewhere nearby? Maybe on the beach? Or in a car? Guy believes defibrillators should be in as many places as possible after learning first-hand that sudden cardiac arrest can strike anywhere and anytime. OPEN4 over the last year have had 3 cases of people with heart issues. One of our colleagues ended up in hospital with shortness of breath. Soon after an operation occurred, and a stent put in place. There is a defibrillator in both our offices so we know if we need it there is one on hand. As a valued partner with OPEN4 simply purchase an AED from https://heart180.com.au/buy-defibs/ and enter the discount code: “open4” and receive a 5% discount. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to purchase 5 or more. From the purchase of every 10 defibrillators using the OPEN4 discount code we will donate a defibrillator to a local school. So, not only will you be helping your business by making one available, but also a local school.