About

Providing Live Saving Solutions for 10 years

An Introduction to
HeartSafety Solutions

HeartSafety Solutions was established in 2006 after the directors discussed recent sudden cardiac arrests (SCA) of high-profile sports stars. As sports fans coming from a background in the emergency services, they knew the best way to save lives from SCA in the community was to provide access to Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to trained members of the public, at the time and place of the SCA occurring.

At the time, Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) were very uncommon as was bystander-initiated Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). They decided they could make a difference, they wanted to save more lives.

Only a year later, HeartSafety rolled out the GAA National Defibrillator programme, in partnership with the GAA and VHI healthcare. This programme involved providing GAA clubs with access to low-cost defibrillators and free training for 500 people.

The programme was massively over-subscribed and resulted in the largest deployment of AEDs in Ireland and many lives saved. GAA clubs have a unique position in the Irish community, with most towns, villages, and parishes having at least one club. Therefore, many communities suddenly had access to an AED, which proved hugely valuable, especially in rural areas with longer ambulance response times.

Other notable deployments by HeartSafety Solutions include Irish Rail, AIB Banks, Croke Park Stadium, Guinness Breweries and more recently Ryanair for each of their aircraft.

HeartSafety Solutions is also an advocate of quality training. Starting with Irish Heart Foundation approved training site accreditation, we went on to be one of the first ‘Recognised Institutions’ of the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) and later became the only Irish company offering Fire Safety/ Fire Warden training accredited by the Institute of Fire Engineers.

Accreditation means our quality assurance policies and procedures are inspected and subject to regular external audit.

As many of our customers require more than just equipment and safety training, we also supply a range of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) consultancy services, such as:

  • Risk Assessments
  • Safety Statements
  • Ergonomic Assessments
  • VDU/DSE Risk Assessments
  • Fire and Safety Consultancy and advice

Get to know us and what we do

Our AED Defibrillators are some of the most robust on the market.

AIG Dub Club HeartSafety Roadshow 2019

Meet The Team

Dave Greville

Dave Greville

Managing Director

David established HeartSafety Solutions in 2006 with the aim of improving survival from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). As a former firefighter/ Paramedic, he witnessed too many incidents of SCA where help arrived too late and knew things could be so much better. The following year HeartSafety launched the GAA National Defibrillator programme, which resulted in the placement of AEDs in most towns and villages around Ireland. David is a qualified Paramedic Tutor, Basic Life Support instructor and a member of IOSH having completed a HDip in Health & Safety from UCD. In his spare time, he likes running, going to the gym and is a juvenile GAA coach.

Garreth Walsh

Garreth Walsh

Sales Manager

Garreth joined HeartSafety in 2013 and is now the sales manager. Aside from his sales role, Garreth also assists customers with Health & Safety queries, having recently completed a BSc in Health & Safety. He is a member of IOSH and keeps up to date with developments in the OHS industry. In his spare time, Garreth enjoys running and plans to complete the Dublin City Marathon this year.

Nicola Crofton

Nicola Crofton

Sales Support

Nicola joined the HeartSafety sales team in 2018. Aside from assisting customers with their sales queries, Nicola also liaises with them to ensure their training requirements are met. In her spare time Nicola enjoys rugby and yoga.

Sean Rooney

Sean Rooney

Health and Safety Consultant

Sean joined the team in 2015 as Health & Safety consultant/ trainer, with many years’ experience in the industry. Sean is a member of IOSH and completed the HDip in Health & Safety from UCD. Sean is also a qualified First Aid Instructor, Heartsaver/ CFR Instructor and Manual Handling instructor. Sean is another keen runner who attends his local parkrun every Saturday morning. He plans to complete the Dublin City Marathon this year with Garreth.

Gerry O’Malley

Gerry O’Malley

Lead Instructor

Gerry joined HearSafety in 2014 as an experienced Health & Safety trainer/ consultant. He is a qualified Physical Therapist and expert in Patient Handling and moving. Gerry is also a qualified Forklift instructor, First Aid instructor and BLS for Healthcare Providers instructor. In his spare time Gerry enjoys running and is physio to the Westmeath senior camogie team.

Emer McGowan

Emer McGowan

Instructor

Emer joined the team in 2018 as Health & Safety instructor. She has a background in the fitness industry and is a qualified life coach. Emer is a qualified First Aid instructor, Patient Handling Instructor and Heartsaver/ CFR instructor. In her spare time Emer enjoys keeping fit and volunteers with homeless charities.

Shane Rispin

Shane Rispin

Instructor

Shane joined Heartsafety in 2016 as a Health & Safety trainer, having spent many years in the industry. Shane is a qualified EMT, First Aid instructor and Patient Handling Instructor. In his spare time Shane enjoys hiking and is an Emergency Management volunteer.

Liz Donohoe

Liz Donohoe

Coordinator

Liz joined HeartSafety in 2012 and is responsible for managing your training courses. As our internal verifier, Liz also has an important role in our quality assurance process. In her spare time Liz enjoys going to the gym and shopping.

Jennifer Flynn

Jennifer Flynn

Accounts

Jennifer joined the HeartSafety in 2016 and is responsible for Accounts Payable and Receivable. Jennifer is also a qualified psychotherapist, which can come in useful around here! In her spare time she enjoys yoga and keeping fit.

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