Defibrillators have been installed at 19 Asda supermarkets in South Yorkshire in a bid to help customers and staff who fall ill.
The ‘public access’ defibrillators can be used by any member of the public to deliver an electric shock to the heart of anyone having a cardiac arrest.
Kate Main, from Asda’s Community Team, said: “We’re really proud of our relationship with the British Heart Foundation and want the people in South Yorkshire area communities to have the best chance of survival if cardiac arrest strikes. It can take a number of minutes for an ambulance to reach one of our stores in response to an emergency like a cardiac arrest.”
Asda invested over £500,000 to provide the life-saving equipment in its stores in the county.