How much do the devices cost?
The price of defibrillators varies depending on which device you choose and if you wish to make it public-access. We offer three different packages which you can view HERE or please contact us to find out more.
Things to know:
If the defibrillator is used for a sudden cardiac arrest the manufacturer will often replace the pads and battery free of charge.
When placing an AED an electrician will be required to wire in the cabinet to the situated place.
Dependent on which on which defibrilator you choose the pad/electrode and battery need replacing every 2-4 years. The current cost to replace these range from £76.00-£125.00. (Please refer to package options for more information).
It is vital to register your AED on a national database so that we can easily keep track of how many there are in any given area.
The Arrhythmia Alliance and AED Locator invite everyone to register their defibrillator online. This way any person wishing to know the whereabouts of an AED can simply enter the post code, and the nearest AED will be displayed on the map.
Register by clicking on the map.
The cabinet requires a small amount of electricity to power the internal light, as well as the thermostat and heater, to control the temperature of the interior cabinet in cold weather.
The cabinet needs a 240V mains electrical supply to run these components which costs just a few pounds per year. The premises owner should be informed of this cost when the placement of the cabinet is being evaluated.
A guardian is a person who takes on the responsibility for inspecting a cabinet along with the defibrillator. It only takes a few minutes and is recommended once a fortnight.
The responsibility for carrying out the checks is important and gives an opportunity to report anything wrong with the defibrillator. This is very rare and only happens if perhaps the battery needs replacing, though most defibrillators indicate a pre-warning light or tone.
In many cases the inspection is carried out by the owner of the property where the cabinet is located. This may be a shop, Post Office, pub or private residence. In other cases where the cabinet is on a public building such as a village hall, sports center, community center or school; then it may be an appointed person who attends the premises on a frequent basis who acts as the Guardian.
Knowing that the cabinet and defibrillator have been inspected is just another way of giving peace of mind and reassurance to the community. It is important that the defibrillator is in full working order just in case there is a need for it to be accessed should a sudden cardiac arrest be reported.