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Where Should I Place A Defibrillator?

Where Should I Place A Defibrillator?

Having a defibrillator on your premises is crucial in ensuring the health and well-being of the people who occupy and visit your space. While having a defib on your property is a very positive and proactive step, it is critical that you choose the right place to locate your defibrillator. 

In an emergency situation, every second counts. When you’re choosing somewhere to place your defib, you need to ensure that the defib is in a location where it can be accessed quickly if it is needed.

Visibility

Above all else, you need to make sure that your defibrillator is easily visible. Having it stowed away in a desk drawer, behind a door or thrown up on top of a filing cabinet in the back office is not going to make it easy for someone to find it when they need to. Instead, you need to place it on a well in an easy to reach location. You can also consider mounting signage on the walls to draw attention to where the defib is located to increase visibility even more.

AED Defibrillator Sign
Defibrillator in an alarmed wall cabinet with AED signage in a public accessible location

Accessibility

The next step is finding a location that is accessible. Avoid keeping the defib in a storeroom or office that is generally locked. Think logically about places that you could place the defib to ensure it is always accessible and discuss your options with your team. For example, if you have a public safety office, placing the defib on the door right outside, might be a good choice. If your building has a front desk or reception area, that can be a great location as it is where a bystander will instinctively run to for help in an emergency. Consider the layout of your property and be sure to choose somewhere that can be accessed at all times.

 

Choose The Right Defibrillator Location

While there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution as to where you should place your defibrillator, there are some guidelines you should follow when choosing a location. Be sure to choose a location where the defibrillator will be easy to see and where it will be easily accessible. For help and guidance with choosing the right location for your defib, give our team at First Aid Accident And Emergency a call on 07 55205068 today or you can also visit our online store for a range of defib accessories, signage and cabinets to help you make sure your defibrillator is always visible and accessible.  

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