(AED) Automated external defibrillation


2,3 or 4 hour (1/2 day) course valid for 1 to 3 years

AEDs have been used by untrained people to save life. Clear, spoken instructions and visual illustrations guide users through the process. Lack of training (or recent refresher training) should not be a barrier to someone using one. If you are prepared to use the AED do not be inhibited from doing so.

This course is ideal for people who have a current first aid certificate and want to learn how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) machine or where your needs assessment identifies a requirement to provide additional training. This also acts as a top up session or can be included as part of an Emergency life support course. Please contact us to discuss your AED training needs


Standard Pricing
At our venue – £25.00 (£30.00 Inc. VAT) per person
At your venue – £180.00 (£216.00 Inc. VAT) per course ( Max 12 persons)

NCC & Contract Pricing
Please refer to your own company”s contracted price. For volunteers, charities and clubs please call for possible discounted rates. NCC information.


Automated External Defibrillation certificate;

HSE compliant under the Health and Safety (First-aid) Regulations 1981. Taught in accordance with current guidelines on adult basic life support published by the Resuscitation Council (UK), and for other aspects of first aid, in accordance with current guidelines published by the Voluntary Aid Societies and other published guidelines that are supported by a responsible body of medical opinion. The training and assessment will be delivered in accordance with currently accepted standards for first-aid practice and follow the skills for health assessment principles for first aid qualifications. This also meets the requirements of your own needs assessment.

Course Content

On completion of training in the use of an AED the participant will be able to demonstrate the sequence of actions and skills required to use an AED during the simulated resuscitation of an adult victim who has suffered a cardiac arrest.

Use of an AED consists of the following sequence of actions:
Check for risks to the victim, any bystanders, and yourself
Assess the victim to be unresponsive and not breathing normally
Send someone for the AED and to call for an ambulance
Start CPR unless AED is immediately available
Switch on the AED and attach the AED pads
Follow the AED voice prompts
Ensure nobody touches the victim whilst the rhythm is being analysed
Safely deliver a shock to the victim
Resume CPR immediately, as guided by the voice prompts, starting with chest compressions
Minimise interruptions in chest compression
Continue as directed by voice / visual prompts

The syllabus will contain
help someone who is unresponsive and breathing/not breathing
how to use an automated external defibrillator:
the heart
heart conditions
heart rhythms
chain of survival
use of an AED
safety considerations.


Assessment will be during or at the end of the training, using a simulated incident and a resuscitation training manikin.


Selected first aiders should physically able to perform the relevant actions and techniques included in the HSE syllabus.


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