Recognition for life-saving initiative

Lanes Group plc has been shortlisted for the UK Heart Safe Awards in recognition of its commitment to fund the installation of defibrillators in its workplaces and schools.

The UK’s largest independent drainage specialist has been shortlisted in the construction company category of the annual awards, organised by the Hand on Heart charity, and now in their 6th year.

Under its Saving Lives is Close to Our Heart programme, Lanes is funding automated external defibrillators (AED), and life-saving training, for its offices and depots across the UK, and for nearby schools.

An estimated 12 people aged under the age of 35 die in the UK from sudden cardiac arrest every week, and on average five of those deaths happen in schools.

Group health, safety, quality, and environment manager, Paul McParland, said, “We’re delighted to be shortlisted for the UK Heart Safe Awards, which are a valuable way to extend awareness of the benefits of making defibrillators available in the workplace and the community.”