1. Check the Defibrillator once per week for damage and general routine maintenance.
2. Check the dates on the AED Pads: pads that are out of date could cause the AED not to detect the rhythm from the patients heart and in certain situations not deliver a shock when required.
3. Check the battery on the AED, again if the battery is low or dead the AED may not deliver a shock when required.
4. Ensure all personnel trained to use the AED have their courses completed and updated.
5. If you are unaware of when your AED was last serviced, contact an Engineer/Supplier and they will organise this for you.