AED Applications

AED Applications

Things to consider

To apply for a grant you will need go to  complete the online grant application form.

Please also ensure that you have read the Criteria for Successful grant applications to the Sussex Heart Charity.  

Things you should consider when applying for an AED

  • Have you investigate if there an AED already located nearby?
  • Location – will it be in a highly populated or remote area?
  • Has permission been granted for the AED to be installed at the proposed location
  • Installation – We recommend the cabinet is connected to  a power supply. To feed the alarm, heater and indicator light.  This cost will need to be met by the organisation or person applying for the grant.  You will need a qualified electrician to do this,  we suggest you investigate the cost of this being done prior to applying for the grant.
  • Have you identified a specific named person to be responsible to make regular checks
  • Risk factors – what are the demographics for the location where this is proposed
  • Availability – can it be made available 24/7
  • Where will it be situated – will it be inside or out? (Outside is better as it increases availability) will it be in a highly visibly location.
  • Shared Usage are there other organisations nearby that could also benefit
  • Awareness – Think about signage, posters, press release to advertise
  • Training – When we place an AED in the community we provide 2 x Basic Life Support and AED familiarisation courses (up to 8 people per course). Would there be enough people that would be interested in taking up this training. These would need to be completed within 12 weeks of installation of the AED. 

The final point. “Training” is worth investigating in any location you may be considering, as it will often indicate if there is going real commitment from staff or members of organisation or venue that you propose to install an AED

The AED that we supply is the Cardiac Science G5 Fully Automated External Defibrillator

With regards to maintenance of the AED, annual costs of are difficult to estimate, basically the only maintenance costs are battery and replacement pads.

You would responsible for the AED once we have handed it over. These AED’s can sometimes be added this to your current insurance for vandalism purposes.

The battery shelf life is 5 years from date of instillation – Replacement battery costs £234.00 (Inc. VAT)

Pads have shelf life of 3 years (from use by date) – Replacement pads costs £108 (Inc. VAT)

So maintenance costs over a 4 year period could be  £450.00 This would very much depend on number of times deployed or used, obviously pads would need replacing once opened or used.

Extra AED Familiarisation and basic life support training is available please contact the Sussex Heart Charity for details of how to