Why You Need a Defibrillator for Caravan and Camping Sites

Few people love the outdoors as much as Aussies! According to a study by the Caravan Industry Association of Australia, 79% of Aussies are considering a camping or caravanning holiday over the next 6 months. Between cost-of-living increases that are making more expensive holiday options less affordable, and the great upgrades and funding being put into these parks, it just makes sense to hit the road and enjoy some time out in nature. But to help your guests have a safe, enjoyable time, every site must have good emergency care – especially remote destinations. One essential is a defibrillator – here’s why, and how to buy a defibrillator affordably.

Why should you have a defibrillator at your campsite?

Currently, laws are being introduced in South Australia to make it mandatory to have an automated external defibrillator (AED) onsite in public spaces like campsites. Although this isn’t enforced just yet, the reality is that every campsite should have an AED.

Here’s why:

  • Safety of guests and staff – Just like anyone can get a burn, cut, or broken bone, anyone can have a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Young or old, fit or sedentary, healthy or higher risk, an SCA can happen to anyone, so your campsite needs to be prepared for an SCA as it would for any other First Aid emergency.
  • Remote location – SCA cuts off the flow of oxygen to the brain and organs, and with every minute that passes, chances of survival decrease by 10%. Because it is almost impossible for emergency services to arrive in time, only 1 in 10 of the 30,000 Aussies who experience SCA survive. While CPR helps prolong the victim’s life, the only way to restart their heart is by using a defibrillator to shock it back into a healthy rhythm. In a remote place like a campground or caravan park, a person’s chance of survival is very, very low if a defibrillator is not easily accessible and used quickly.

Buying a defibrillator in Australia

If you are interested in buying a defibrillator for your campsite, it’s a worthwhile investment for the health and safety of your staff and guests – and it’s a proactive approach for incoming legal requirements too!

If the cost of a defibrillator is a problem, consider partnering with close neighbouring facilities and communities.

DefibsPlus is a leading supplier of HeartSine, LifePak, and CellAEDs, batteries and replacement parts in Australia, supplying homes, schools, public spaces, and camping grounds with high-quality, technologically-advanced defibrillators. We also supply discounts for bulk orders and free defibrillator training when you buy a defibrillator from our team.

For more information on our products and services, call 1300 463 344 or use our online form to contact us today. Together, we can save lives.