Cardio pulmonary arrest is the primary cause of immediate death due to electric energy. In 2001 Peru Utilities purchased automatic external defibrillators. The AED is a small lightweight device by design and is extremely low in maintenance along with being safer and easier to use than CPR. The device does all of the thinking for a patient and determines whether or not a person needs to be shocked.
Many trucks in Peru Utilities are equipped with AED packs. Each vehicle with an AED has its location marked on the compartment so that it may be found fast and easy. Not only are these AED’s for use with Peru Utilities employee’s, but they are to be used for the general public, should the need arise.