The Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s)
AED's and Cabinets are in place at the following locations on external walls as detailed.
This will allow 24/7 365 access for all but *one of the AED’s so Council staff and the general public can use as required:
- Tolbooth Theatre
- Raploch Campus
- Teith House
- Municipal Building
- Old Viewforth
- *Lower Polmaise – (Access-Mon-Fri 0630 - 0030hrs, Sat, Sun and Public Holidays 0700 - 1700hrs. No Access 25th/26th Dec & 1st/2nd Jan as gates to the area are locked)
See Map below
See also - Trossachs Search & Rescue maintain an active map of Defibrillator locations across the Stirling Council area. You can view this map here.
The British Heart Foundation are working with the UK Ambulance Service to develop a national map of all AEDs across the country. The devices can be registered here
How to use
If a heart start emergency occurs in the vicinity of one of the AED’s, they can be easily accessed after calling 999 where a code will be passed to allow the cabinets to be opened and defibrillator accessed for use.
The defibrillators will talk the user through the use of the equipment on a heart start patient in a quick and easy manner, no training is required and users do not need to be first aid trained.
We intend to run short awareness sessions in 2019 on the use of defibrillators in due course after guidance from the Scottish Ambulance Service.
About Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s)
There has been significant progress on getting six new Stirling Council owned, managed and maintained Automatic External Defibrillators (AED’s) put in place across the city.
This publicly available lifesaving equipment has been funded by Stirling Council in line with a national strategy as detailed from the Scottish Government Guidance on Public Access Defibrillators (PAD’s), Section C.
Management and maintenance of AED's
The storage cabinets and the AED’s within will be managed by the Stirling Council's Corporate Compliance H&S Team and registered with the Scottish Ambulance Service on their Public Access Defibrillator (PAD’s) System.
There is a laminated sheet in each of the AED cabinets informing anyone that uses the cabinets and defibrillators to inform our Stirling Council Contact Centre (details contained), the Contact Centre will then inform the Corporate Compliance H&S team so the defibrillator pads can be replaced along with any other kit used so the defibrillator can be put back to full operational use.
Save A Life
A defibrillator is a medical device that produces a high energy electric shock to the heart and is used in the event of cardiac arrest. Automated External Defibrillators (AED) can commonly be found in public places (as pictured). They can be used with no training, as instructions are issued by the devices themselves.
Their proper use can mean the difference between life and death.