Allerdale Pubwatch members receive defibrillator training


Potential life-serving training has been delivered to Allerdale Pubwatch Scheme members.

Defibrillator training was delivered by staff from the North West Ambulance Service on Wednesday 9th May in Workington, Cumbria.

The training, which was organised by West Cumbria Pubwatch Coordinator Lisa Elder, was delivered to members, which included door supervisors and taxi marshals.

Lisa Elder, said:

“I’d like thank the staff from the North West Ambulance Service for the delivery of this potentially vital training.

“Even if they never need to use this skill it is one which could prove vitally important. It’s much better to have the training and not need to use it, than the other way around”.

“Those that attended the training enjoyed the session and have gained confidence and knowledge in using equipment”.

“This training is part of a wider piece of work to ensure that members of the public can spend time in local pubs and clubs safely and responsibly.”

By starting CPR the persons chances of surviving double and early defibrillation can triple a person’s chances”.

“By having Pubwatch members trained, if you do suffer a cardiac arrest in the town there is a good chance that there will be someone working nearby who knows what to do”.