With Mark King (Oliver’s father)

HA Civils have completed a course in defibrillator training ran by The Oliver King Foundation.

In March 2011, 12-year-old Oliver King suffered a sudden cardiac arrest whilst at a swimming lesson in school. He unfortunately died but with the help of a defibrillator in or near the school his life may have been saved. The Oliver King Foundation aims to place defibrillators across the UK, in schools, workplaces and community centres.

Located in our Prescot office, the course was delivered by a former trained paramedic now working for The Oliver King Foundation. He demonstrated CPR on a dummy and showed staff how to operate the defibrillator. He indicated where to attach the pads onto the person in danger. The demonstration was detailed and the presenter very thorough, he explained that unless the shock is needed, the machine would not administer the shock which was a reassurance for some of our staff!

Oliver’s father Mark King presented the HA Civils team with certification on completion of their training.

Huyton Asphalt have also undergone defibrillator training and received defibrillator equipment and certification at their St Helens office.

We are very proud to have worked with The Oliver King Foundation and help enforce the importance of lifesaving equipment such as defibrillators.

To find out more about the foundation please visit www.theoliverkingfoundation.co.uk