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Automated External Defibrillators

North Ayrshire Council has placed Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) at council facilities across North Ayrshire including:

  • all schools
  • community centres
  • key libraries and heritage sites
  • housing offices
  • social services offices
  • a number of corporate sites and depots.  

Units are stored in cabinets, usually internally, but some are external and available 24 hours a day for public use.

AED locations

See the AED locations (Excel, 21kb) by Locality Partnership area. This will update as new units become available, or if there any changes.

What is an Automated External Defibrillator?

An Automated External Defibrillator, sometimes called a 'defib', is a small portable device that delivers an electrical shock to the heart during Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

It can be used as a first aid tool when carrying out Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or heart massage.

It can be used on adults and children aged 1 year and above (an infant key is needed for use on children).

More information can be found on the Resuscitation Council (UK) website.