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Nothing gets the heart going like a team win...

And nothing gets the heart going like a defibrillator! LEARN MORE

Protect your employees and business.

Add a defibrillator to your safety kit! LEARN MORE

AMA GROUP IS PARTNERING WITH DEFIB FOR LIFE…

To install lifesaving defibrillators at all 172 AMA Group sites — plus 7 donated to local sports clubs.

AMA Group values the safety of our Team, customers, contractors, and local communities above all else. This is why AMA Group is proudly partnering with not-for-profit foundation Defib for Life to install defibrillators at every one of the Group’s 172 sites over the next two months.

Each year in Australia and New Zealand, about 27,000 people have a cardiac arrest (where their heart suddenly stops beating) out of hospital. A cardiac arrest can occur at any moment and the chances of survival depend largely on having a defibrillator nearby to reset the patient’s heartbeat: From as low as 5% if no one starts CPR or defibrillation, to 90% if a defibrillator is attached immediately. 

Andrew White, founder Defib for Life and a former paramedic, says, “Like fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and first aid kits, defibrillators are becoming a vital part of any workplace’s emergency response plan. AMA Group is leading by example, and I strongly encourage other workplaces to follow suit. By installing a defibrillator, you are ensuring your workplace is rescue-ready in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest.”  

Defib for Life was established in 2010, following the tragic loss of several young people to sudden cardiac arrests at sporting venues. 19-year-old Stephen Buckman was one of those young people. Stephen collapsed suddenly at football training and, with no defibrillator available and ambulance response prolonged, he tragically died. Andrew and Sue, Stephen's mum, joined forces to reduce the needless loss of further lives. 

The Samaritan PAD 500P defibrillator provided by Defib for Life analyses heart rhythm and automatically delivers electrical shocks (if needed) to restore normal heartbeat. It also has an integrated CPR Advisor, which gives visual and verbal feedback on the force and rate of chest compressions. 

Having these devices to hand at every AMA Group site will not only safeguard employees and visitors but provides a life-saving resource for the whole local community: They will be listed on national registers, so anyone witnessing a cardiac arrest nearby can locate the site online. 

Carl Bizon, AMA Group CEO said “There is nothing more important to us than the safety of our people and the communities in which we work. With the biggest collision repair network across Australia and New Zealand, plus our parts supply network, partnering with Defibs for Life means there are over 170 additional defibrillators available in our workplaces, and to our communities. While we hope these will never be needed, I am pleased that we have made this investment, should their use ever be required.”

To further support the communities where its people live and work, AMA Group has acquired seven additional defibrillators from Defib for Life to donate to local sporting clubs. AMA Group staff will nominate clubs near them; one club per state in Australia and one in New Zealand will be drawn at random to receive a free defibrillator. 

Defibrillators are not yet mandatory in workplaces, but through partnerships like this, companies like AMA Group help Defib for Life to continue advocating to make them more available. “The more defibs out there,” says Andrew, “the more lives will be saved.”

IMAGE CAPTION: The Defib for Life team at AMA Group's Capital S.M.A.R.T site in Tullamarine, Vic.  — From left to right: Sue Buckman, Defib For Life co-founder; Dean Lang, AMA Group Head of HSE; Andrew White, Defib For Life co-founder; Chris Agrov, Capita

The Defib for Life team at AMA Group's Capital S.M.A.R.T site in Tullamarine, Vic.
From left to right: Sue Buckman, Defib For Life co-founder; Dean Lang, AMA Group Head of HSE; Andrew White, Defib For Life co-founder; Chris Agrov, Capital S.M.A.R.T; Salvatore Ciccosillo, Capital S.M.A.R.T; Kevin Glen, Capital S.M.A.R.T Operations Manager – Victoria; Vince Valentino Centre Manager - Capital S.M.A.R.T Tullamarine.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

During our advocacy and educational work around AED's and Sudden Cardiac Arrest, we have experienced some brilliant questions from the audience floor. These questions play a vital role in alleviate fear for not only for themselves but for others in the audience. The aim of this Q&A forum is to provide you with some of the more common Q&A's and to open up a discussion pathway for further questions.

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WORKPLACE

Your duty of care is to look after your workforce. Install a defibrillator to be prepared for an emergency.

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SCHOOLS

Be ready to protect your students and their families from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

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COMMUNITY

Remember that sudden cardiac arrest can strike anytime, anywhere. Install a defibrillator now, don’t wait until it’s too late.

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SPORTING CLUBS

Any time and any age – sudden cardiac arrest does not discriminate. Sports can stress the heart, so make sure you’re prepared for the worst.

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AMBASSADORS

CHRIS JUDD

When a cardiac arrest occurs seconds become crucial every minute that passes equates to a 10% less chance of survival. 

It is vital that witnesses of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest immediately call 000, start CPR and apply an automatic external defibrillator (AED).

Make sure your Club or workplace is protected with a defibrillator, have an AED on hand. It’s not just the athletes, think about your coaches, the parents, the supporters…. everyone who visits your Club. 

Don’t wait ’til it’s too late, install a defibrillator now.

SAMANTHA JOBE (Survivor)

Samantha Jobe survived a heart attack thanks to the quick actions of the trainers at her gym and the use of a defibrillator from a nearby business. 

“I am one of the lucky ones, but I will be forever grateful that one of the local businesses purchased a Defib and told their neighbours it was there for use. Being defibrillated quickly saved my life!

DARREN LEHMANN

I support Defib For Life's vision to see defibrillators located in as many public places as possible.

I recently learned that 1 in 500 of us are living with an undiagnosed cardiac condition that could suddenly impact our lives. This fact became reality for me when at 4am on the morning of my 50th birthday I woke with a sensation in my chest that I knew wasn't right. I immediately called an ambulance and was soon after diagnosed with several blockages in my coronary arteries. My cardiologist explained to me that I was extremely fortunate not to have suffered a sudden cardiac arrest prior to my hospital admission.

Make sure your community is Rescue Ready by installing a life saving defibrillator.

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