Life-saving defibrillators in all 16 of Hertfordshire’s recycling centres.

They will be available for use to help anyone who is in cardiac arrest.

No specialist training is required to use defibrillators as they give audible instructions to the operator but recycling centre staff have received enhanced first aid training in using the equipment.

Morris Bright, who is responsible for public health and community safety at Hertfordshire County Council, said: “I’m delighted that our recycling centres are all now able to offer an improved emergency first aid response.

“It means that in addition to defibrillators provided to community groups we now have over 60 emergency devices available across Hertfordshire.”

Jo Lovell, operations manager at London Hearts, added: “We are delighted to have assisted on this fantastic life-saving initiative, supplying 16 defibrillators and cabinets to their recycling centres.

“It’s been a pleasure to help make Hertfordshire recycling centres more heart-safe – to ensure visitors and staff have all the tools they need to help them potentially save a life.”