Things you should consider when applying for an AED
- You will need to make a contribution of £900 towards the overall cost of the AED and cabinet
- Have you investigated 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 visible location.
- Shared Usage are there other organisations nearby that could also benefit
- Awareness – Think about signage, posters, press release to advertise
An AED Familiarisation and Basic Life Support Course is a great way to learn more about your defibrillator, ask questions and build confidence. While we don’t provide these courses, we can put you in touch with one of our recommended training associates.
- The AED 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 service life is 4 years from the date of installation – Replacement battery costs £294.00 (Inc. VAT)
- Pads have a service life of 2 years (from use by date) – Replacement pads cost £52.80 (Inc. VAT)
So maintenance costs over a 4 year period could be £400.00 This would very much depend on the number of times deployed or used, obviously, pads would need replacing once opened or used.