Defibrillators installed across all developments

Hopkins Homes has installed defibrillators at each of its developments across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, and Suffolk, ensuring accessibility for both the site workforce and the wider community.

Positioned in the site compound, these defibrillators are readily available for public use, marking a significant step in Hopkins Homes’ ongoing commitment to health and safety.

“We are proud to introduce this life-saving equipment to the communities where we operate,” says Susannah Brasted, Head of Health & Safety at Hopkins Homes. “Defibrillators are crucial during cardiac emergencies. By making them available on our sites during working hours, we aim to enhance emergency response, potentially saving lives and benefitting both our workers and the local community.”

Susannah’s appointment in December 2022 marked a renewed focus on health and safety at Hopkins Homes. Since then, she has championed a culture of safety across the company, from visiting sites and meeting teams to implementing stricter protocols and procedures. Her dedication to best practice is a driving force behind this latest initiative.

Duncan Jackson, Managing Director at Hopkins Homes concluded, ”This new initiative reflects our deep commitment to social responsibility and underlines our dedication to ensuring the safety and welfare of not just our workforce, but the wider community as well. We are proud to take this significant step towards promoting a safer and healthier environment for all.”

The defibrillators were sourced with the support of MAGPAS Air Ambulance, who rely on public donations to continue saving lives, and were able to benefit from a financial contribution for each defibrillator purchased.

lady standing next to a defibrillator