- 64 devices have been hired for an amount of 119,765 euros, VAT included, for a period of 3 years
- They will be placed in facilities with a daily average of 2,000 or more travellers, as well as in workrooms and training rooms
During the summer, FGV will install semi-automatic defibrillators in the main stations of the Metrovalencia and TRAM d’Alacant rail transport networks.
To this end, it has already allocated these devices, 56 for Valencia and 8 for Alicante, for an amount of 119,765.60 euros, VAT included, which will be used for the lease, installation and maintenance of these devices for three years.
In addition to the stations, these semi-automatic defibrillators will be installed in FGV’s own facilities such as the workrooms in Valencia, Machado, Tarongers and El Campello in Alicante, as well as in training rooms.
FGV thus adapts to Council Directive 2017/159, which regulates the installation and use of defibrillators outside the healthcare sector in the Valencian Community. The legislation stipulates that the existence of these devices is obligatory in metro and tram stations with an average daily influx of 2,000 people or more.
Thus, 47 Metrovalencia stations will have this equipment. Those of Xàtiva, Colón and Àngel Guimerà, as they are the ones with the largest number of users, will have two defibrillators, as will the workrooms of València Sud, Machado and Tarongers. Furthermore, the training rooms of the old Palmaret station will have a device.
In the TRAM d’Alacant network, the stations of Luceros, Mercado, Marq-Castillo, El Campello and Benidorm will also have one of these devices. In addition, the workrooms in El Campello will have two defibrillators.
The company awarded the tender called by FGV must take on the maintenance tasks of the defibrillator equipment, replace it in less than 48 hours in the event of a breakdown or vandalism and provide training courses to its employees on its use, as well as signpost the facilities as cardio-protected spaces.
As for the location of the devices, they will be installed inside metal watertight cabins equipped with alarm systems. In the case of underground stations, they shall be placed in visible areas, at a height of 1.50 metres, and shall be accessible.
FGV has chosen to install semi-automatic defibrillators, recommended by the State Society for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, as they have a pre-recorded locution that tells the rescuer to leave before the shock is delivered.