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Taylor&Emmet adds defibrillators to all branches

Taylor&Emmet's facilities manager, Lee Stacey, with one of the defibrillators purchased by the firm.

Taylor&Emmet LLP has installed lifesaving equipment at all five of its offices across South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire, to benefit staff, visitors and the general public.

The solicitors have invested almost £5,000 in defibrillators, which are now situated in reception areas, where they can be accessed easily in emergency situations.

Taylor&Emmet’s branches in Sheffield, Rotherham, Dronfield and Bakewell have been registered with the Heart Safe website so passers-by and occupants of neighbouring buildings can locate a defibrillator quickly, if necessary. The state-of-the-art equipment provides users with spoken instructions, to ensure no time is wasted when they are needed.

Lee Stacey, Taylor&Emmet’s facilities manager, said: “This significant investment is part of a wider project by the firm focusing on the health and wellbeing of our employees. As well as installing defibrillators, we have trained a number of mental health first aiders and run a programme of lifestyle challenges to encourage colleagues to improve their work/life balance.”

Soon after the defibrillator at Taylor&Emmet’s Arundel Gate headquarters in Sheffield was ordered, paramedics had to be called to assist a member of staff who fell ill at work. Lee added: “Thankfully, we didn’t have to use the defibrillator on this occasion, but it brought home the importance of having it on site. Our colleague gave us a scare, but they are now well on the road to recovery.”