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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. Please see AED locations.

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.