Defibrillator Training in London

Automated External Defibrillator – Every two minutes someone in the UK has a Heart Attack and half of these attacks will be fatal. Heart and circulatory disease remains the UK’s biggest killer. More than 1.4 million people suffer from angina and 275,000 people have a heart attack annually (Department of Health).

Introduction to the Automated External Defibrillator

Automated-External-DefibrillatorOver 150,000 people die from cardiac arrest in the UK each year. The majority might be saved if only their heart could be defibrillated within five minutes. When someone has a cardiac arrest defibrillation needs to be prompt. For every minute that passes chances of survival decrease by 14 per cent. Research shows that applying a controlled shock within five minutes of collapse provides the best possible outcome (British Heart Foundation).

An Automated External Defibrillator – with a trained operator – at the site of a sudden cardiac arrest can raise the chance of survival from 5% to 80%.

Who should attend the automated external defibrillator course?

Suitable for people 18 years and over, this course is designed for workplace candidates who wish to be trained in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) machine and do have a current first aid certificate.

Course Content

  • Heart Conditions and treatment of an unconscious casualty
  • Demonstrate how to open an airway and check for breathing
  • Explain how to recognise a casualty who is not breathing normally
  • UK Resuscitation Council Guidelines
  • Basic Life Support & CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation)
  • Demonstration how to perform CPR on a non breathing casualty
  • Basic Life Support & CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation)
  • How to check and maintain an AED machine
  • List the checks to be made before using an AED
  • Demonstrate the use of an AED
  • Safe use of an AED

Course Duration

2 Hours

Assessment of the candidates

Candidates are assessed throughout the course followed by a multi choice examination. Automated External Defibrillation certificates are valid for 1 year. Certificates can be renewed by attending a 2 hour Automated External Defibrillation training course.

We also cover the automated external defibrillator in our Three day first aid at work courses. please visit the

For further information on the Automated External Defibrillator you can download ‘the use of Automated External Defibrillators’ in PDF format from the Resuscitation Council (UK) website.

Cost for First Aid Training

We are confident that we can offer you a competitive price for all your First Aid Training requirements. Call us directly on 0800 774 7034 and we will be able to discuss your requirements.

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