Half Day Defibrillator Course

This course is for employees that already hold a current First Aid at Work Certificate and require training in the principles and correct use of an Automatic External Defibrillator, These devices are now found more commonly in everyday areas such as supermarkets and train stations.

Research has shown that sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in Europe, affecting about 700,000 individuals a year. Victims of sudden cardiac arrest can improve their survival rate by up to 75% if they are immediately attended by trained staff.

The Resuscitation Council (UK) strongly recommends a policy of early attempted defibrillation by trained personnel.

The course lasts 3 hours and is designed to train your current First aiders in the use of an AED. The candidates will also receive refresher training in the following areas:

  • Basic life support and CPR
  • AED Safety & Legal aspects
  • Cardiac rhythms
  • Application and Practical training in the use of the AED


On completion the successful candidate will receive a certificate of attendance that is valid for 12 months.


£40 per person, this is based on a course of 10 and includes certification with the use of professional safe training equipment. There are no additional costs when held at your venue.

Administrative Backup

We will provide you with early notification of any certificate expiry dates; this allows you the convenience and time to book staff and future courses with plenty of notice.

With our extensive experience of running Emergency Services exercises we can offer mini-exercises that are designed to refresh and challenge your First Aiders. We will issue a written report identifying all of the positives and development needs.