When installing a defibrillator you are likely to need either an AED Wall Bracket, or a more protective AED Wall Cabinet.
AED Wall Cabinets offer more security protection and keep the defibrillator protected from dust and other external factors.
We currently have two options:
A double-sided AED Wall Sign, helps with product identification.
An AED Response kit is important to have at hand. It contains a Cloth for wiping the skin dry, heavy duty Shears for cutting clothing, a Shaver for removing excessive chest hair and a CPR Kit for resuscitation hygiene.
Our Inspection Tag is very handy. Tie it to your defibrillator and check the defibrillator on a monthly basis and initial the card. Include this procedure in your OHS protocols. Flat batteries and out-of-date pads are a common problem, if left unchecked.
Although they last years, it is vital that you ensure that these essential parts that make up your AED, are in perfect working order. Defibrillator pads normally have use-by dates of two years or more and batteries will last three years or more, depending on the brand, so you need to remain vigilant in their proper maintenance – if and when the time comes that your defibrillator needs to be used, you don’t want to only then realise that the defibrillator battery is low (or even completely drained).
With AED pads, replacement is usually required every 2 years.
However, this may be longer on some models such as the HeartSine (4 years), or Zoll (5 years).
Batteries normally have a typical stand-by life of three years or more, depending on the brand and operating conditions. Some, such as the Cardiac Science and HeartSine are four years and the ZOLL five years.
The minimum stand-by time for most defibrillator batteries is three years. Like the pads, this can differ depending on the model and brand, and for some it is four years or more.
Although a unit’s batteries are not mandated to be changed at a particular date, an automated warning will occur when the battery approaches its low charge level and it may be useful to know that there is always a shock delivery capability left in the battery at the time of the first low battery warning. Some models of defibrillators have LED light indicators where the amount of battery charge left, can be readily identified.