First Aid Training Changes Introduce the use of an AED

First Aid Training Changes Introduce the use of an AED

  • Date: Wednesday 4th January 2017

All SSG certificated First Aid courses have been updated to include the use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) as another part of the syllabus. The usual “hands on” AED Training course will also be available as a separate course.

What is an AED?

An AED is a machine used to provide urgent treatment to a casualty who is having a cardiac arrest. With the inclusion of CPR; AED gives the best chance of survival to an unresponsive person.

AED Locations

AED’s are found in brightly coloured red or green units. They are usually located in public places such as shopping centres, schools, and train stations or in an elevator of an office building.

How does the update affect you?

It is advised that all newly qualified First Aiders learn how to use an AED.  Anyone who has already passed the qualification will not have to re-sit the course until their certificate is due to expire but may want to attend the practical AED training. AED’s haven’t become compulsory to a workplace they are only needed if the company’s needs assessment says so.

To find out more about our First Aid courses click here.

Private courses can also be scheduled at your training venue at your convenience.


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