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Defibrillators for Schools

The government’s statutory guidance on supporting children with medical conditions advises that educational establishments should purchase a defibrillator (AED) as part of their duty of care to protect pupils with particular healthcare needs.

It is important though to be aware that sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) can affect anyone at any time, and does not require a pre-existing health condition to strike. The importance of having a defibrillator nearby if a pupil or staff member should suffer sudden cardiac arrest cannot be overstated.

Fully automatic defibs are often a wise choice for school environments as automated defibrillators are by far the easiest to deploy. Studies have shown that students and pupils as young as 11 are able to safely and successfully deliver treatment via an AED if called upon to do so.

The defibrillators highlighted in this section each offer attributes that make them especially well suited for use within schools. These features include drop-resistance, dual adult/paediatric function and extended warranty periods. Only you know what is right for your school, but these three AEDs are an excellent place to start the search for a defib that will meet your needs.

The number of children estimated to die each year after suffering sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in school.



You won't find a better deal elsewhere.

The Defib Pad offers the widest choice of defibrillators found online, all at discounted prices and available on 30 day payment terms for schools. The Defib Pad is also the ONLY retailer to offer free delivery, and free replacement electrode pads after use as standard. You won't find a better deal elsewhere.

Mediana HeartOn A15 Defibrillator Unit - Semi-Automatic

Recommended for use in schools by the DfE, the HeartOn A15 has been designed for use on patients from 12 months to adults by simply switching between paediatric and adult mode.

  • Semi-automatic operation
  • Defibrillator warranty: 5 years
  • Battery stand-by life: 5 years
  • Electrode pad life: 2 years
4.3 out of 5 stars

£870.00 ex VAT

£1,044.00 inc VAT

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Philips HeartStart FRx Defibrillator Unit - Semi-Automatic

Both compact and robust, the HeartStart FRx is ideal for use in schools and can be easily switched from adult mode to an infant/child reduced energy mode by simply inserting a key.

  • Semi-automatic operation
  • Defibrillator warranty: 8 years
  • Battery stand-by life: 4 years
  • Electrode pad life: 2 years
5 out of 5 stars

£1,231.50 ex VAT

£1,477.80 inc VAT

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