Defibrillator FAQs

With lots to consider, why not take a look at the answers to some of our frequently asked questions

  1. Why should we have a defibrillator?

  2. Which defibrillators do you supply?

  3. Should we have a fully automated or a semi-automated device?

  4. Where should we site our defibrillator?

  5. What else do we need to go with our defibrillator?

  6. How much does a defibrillator cost?

  7. How do we request a defibrillator?

  8. Do we need to be trained to use a defibrillator?

  9. Who provides training?

  10. How do we register our defibrillator with the South West Ambulance Service?

  11. What checks do we need to carry out each week/month?

  12. How do we order replacement consumables – pads, batteries, rescue kits etc?

  13. How long does the battery last?

  14. How long is the defibrillator warranty?

  15. What happens after the warranty expires?

  16. What can we do to support the Charity to help other communities to install defibrillators?

  17. Where can I go for further information and advice?