BAM Nuttall boosts Luncarty’s first aid capability

31st August, 2022
General News

Villagers in Luncarty have had their first aid capabilities boosted with the installation of a new defibrillator.

The emergency equipment was gifted by engineering and construction contractor BAM Nuttall who are working on the nearby Cross Tay Link Road project.

Perth & Kinross Council, who are delivering the new infrastructure, has built in a series of community benefits to be delivered as part of the construction.

‘There are many ways the project will benefit local communities over the course of the construction, and in this case a defibrillator was a priority for the community so we were pleased our main contractor BAM Nuttall was able to provide one,’ said the Council’s Roads Infrastructure Manager, Jillian Ferguson.

Defibrillation is an emergency medical technique that uses an electrical shock to reset the natural beat of the heart. Studies have found that it can dramatically increase a patient's chance of survival when suffering cardiac arrest.

The Cross Tay Link Road project involves the construction of a new 3-span bridge over the River Tay and six kilometres of new road linking the A9 and the A93 to Blairgowrie and the A94 north of Scone. It also includes the realignment of two kilometres of dual carriageway on the A9 just north of Inveralmond Roundabout.

The new road will significantly reduce traffic congestion and related pollution in Perth city centre. It is the largest infrastructure project the Council has ever undertaken.

The defibrillator is an open resource that can be used by members of the public in an emergency.

George Black, chair, Luncarty, Redgorton & Moneydie Community Council said:

‘Having a defibrillator in a weatherproof cabinet in the middle of the village means it will be easily accessible to the widest number of people. These are very easy to use and just might save someone’s life. It’s a great resource to have in the village and on behalf of the wider community I would like to thank BAM Nuttall for their support. The new machine will add to the resources already available and will be sited at the opposite end of the village.’

The Cross Tay Link Road is part of the wider Perth Transport Futures project to improve traffic flows, air quality and encourage more active travel options.

Picture shows. Perth & Kinross Project Officer, Bruce Robertson (left) and BAM Nuttall’s Project Manager Douglas Halliday handed over the defibrillator to chair of the Community Council, George Black on behalf of Perth Transport Futures.