Creating Safer Places for You to Travel, Stay, Work, Live and Play

Why have a Heart Safe Environment?

 

Every year in Australia approximately 30,000 people suffer a sudden cardiac arrest away from a hospital
(575 Australians per week)! 

A sudden cardiac arrest can happen anywhere, any time;  in a hotel, at a sporting event, at the beach, at work, at the airport or at home. In Australia, the overall survival rate from a cardiac arrest is less than 9%1. Heart Safe Australia believes it is feasible to target a survival rate of 50%, which translates into some 12,000 or more Australian lives saved every year with our Heart Safe Environment program. This represents 12,000 devastating personal tragedies we can avoid and significant social and economic savings.

Fact…

More Australians die of Sudden Cardiac Arrest each year than those that die of Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Aids, Road Accidents and House Fires all combined! 

Can you afford not to have one?


Accommodation of Australia Association

The Accommodation Association of Australia (AAoA) in conjunction with Heart Safe Australia and Mindray aim to create more Heart Safe environments across Australia by creating an industry standard placing defibrillators in Hotels along with ensuring staff are adequately informed on CPR —allowing you to simply, safely and effectively help someone save a life.

The Heart Safe Hotels Check List

To create a Heart Safe Hotel Environment - Heart Safe Australia (HSA) recommends:  

  • There are Defibrillator/s onsite with the appropriate signage
  • The Defibrillators are in a high traffic areas where it is highly visible.
  • For locations with multiple floors or large areas there are multiple Defibrillators based on there is a Defibrillator located within 90 seconds brisk walk from anywhere in your Heart Safe location in high traffic and highly visible locations.
  • There is an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Policy & Procedure made aware and available to all employees/guests/members/tenants/residents
  • There is CPR signage highly visible
  • For workplaces; 100% of Full Time employees have had CPR awareness training.

 

Make your Work Safe Environment NOW

Take action NOW by satisfying our Heart Safe Environment Checklist/Audit

Heart Safe Environment Checklist/Audit


Registration to maintain as a Heart Safe Hotel


Registration to maintain as a Heart Safe Hotel is every 2 years.

  • Purchasing 1 or multiple Mindray Defibrillators through the AAoA offer, will waiver your registration fee for 4 years (saving $194)
  • To register your Hotel as a Heart Safe Hotel = $97 every 2 years
  • Registration includes online CPR awareness training for all staff, an AED Policy Template, an AED Procedure Template, soft copies of AED and CPR signage and discounted CPR/First Aid training through our National Partner – The International College of Paramedics