Why HeartSafe®

Welcome to the UK’s leading Public Access Defibrillator website. AED Locator is pleased to introduce you to the www.heartsafe.org.uk website. 

Our aims and principles have not changed. Saving lives is our first and foremost objective. 

Using innovative, advanced technology with HeartSafe® Public Access Cabinets and Defibrillators, we provide communities with proven solutions to obtain AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) in the quickest time possible should a sudden cardiac arrest occur.  

If your community does not have quick and easy access to a defibrillator, a life could be lost unnecessarily. Don't delay, follow the HeartSafe® initiative and protect your family and friends.

 

Expertise to Guide You in Choosing the Right AED

  • Because every individual Public Access Defibrillator location is different from the next, we recommend you use our experience to advise you.  We have already placed hundreds of defibrillators in different locations throughout the UK.
  • From the top of the mountains of Snowdonia to the rugged coastline of Cornwall, from the fells in Cumbria to the dales in Yorkshire, from Highlands and Islands in Scotland to inner city areas of major cities, along with hundreds of towns, villages and rural communities. Our experience cannot be surpassed.

Watch below the HeartSine samaritan® PAD 500P video in action and the latest HeartSine video

 

Easy to Use, British Manufactured, CE rated, Stainless Steel, AED Cabinets

  • The HeartSafe® cabinet package is designed to last for a generation and longer. We believe the quality of our hand-crafted and finished stainless steel cabinets is the very best money can buy. The defibrillators we recommend are to suit best your needs and requirements. Find out more
  • If lay people are likely to be the end users do not make the mistake of purchasing a defibrillator which does not provide the user with CPR feedback. It will not necessarily cost more money, but it will improve the CPR performance of the lay person. Defibrillators do not shock every time when used on a patient, only when a shockable arrhythmia is detected. Approximately 50% of the times when used, it does not shock and the good Samaritan® that is assisting is left to do CPR. Make sure your AED guides you accurately in giving CPR allowing the patient a greater chance of survival. Find out more
  • You are only likely to purchase such a piece of technical equipment once, so make sure you get it right first time. We offer 7-year warranties on cabinets and defibrillators. Your investment needs careful research and we are happy to provide you with an individual quotation tailored to your needs. Contact us now
  • A quality controlled method of recognising the standard for your Public Access Defibrillator site monitored and supported by HeartSafe® AED Locator, simple and accurate.
  • Our aim is to achieve the highest level of governance and monitoring using internet technology unique only to HeartSafe® and the NHS Ambulance Trusts - HeartSafe® Smart Outdoor Enclosure 
  • HeartSafe® AED Locator and the HeartSine Samaritan® PAD 500P defibrillator are British manufactured and assembled. Buy the best.
  • Do not buy without consulting us first

The Chew Valley Initiative 2007... how it all began

A local GP referred to the Chew Valley area of North Somerset (about 9 miles south of Bristol) as "Death Valley". This was overheard by Clive Setter who lived and worked in the Valley who subsequently spoke to his sister, Trudie Lobban who is the CEO of the Arrhythmia Alliance Charity. A cunning plan was devised to commence a pilot scheme linked with the Great Western Ambulance Service (now South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust) to place Public Access Defibrillators in secure weatherproof heated cabinets throughout the Valley. Some 16 Villages were targeted. Local communities were appraised of the initiative and supported it. CPR training sessions commenced.

The "Death Valley" became the "Safe Valley" and HeartSafe® was born with each Village becoming HeartSafe® and having a greater opportunity of using a defibrillator in the following few vital minutes after a cardiac arrest was suspected whilst the Emergency Services made their way to the incident.

Other communities around the region followed this example and the word soon spread around the UK. By the end of 2014 the aim is to have over 500 HeartSafe® PADs established along with hundreds more defibrillators registered on the AED Locator map.

How We Can Help You in your Community…

  • Are you looking to provide a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) in your community, sports club, place of business or school. There is no where we cannot help you. Do you wish to purchase a cabinet and defibrillator, seeking advice on awareness/training? If so, contact us here for experienced unbiased advice and guidance on the best approach to make your community HeartSafe®.
  • If you already own a defibrillator and you would like to purchase a cabinet and place it on the HeartSafe® AED Locator website for the public to know its position? For more information, click here.
  • Do you already own a cabinet and wish to place it on the HeartSafe® AED Locator website? For more information, click here.
  • Do you wish to become a guardian in your community and wish to establish a community scheme? For more information, click here.
  • Are you a community first responder and would like to know where your nearest defibrillator is in your community? For more information, click here.
  • Any other questions however unusual they may be, please send them to enquiries@aedlocator.org for our team of advisers to help and hopefully answe

Training to use an AED and give effective CPR in the South West

We are privileged to work with a large number of professional paramedics and Resus Training Officers who are specialists in providing training and awareness courses of how an AED operates as well as demonstrating how effective CPR is administered to a patient. 

 

We will be providing on a regional basis names of persons and medical services training companies to assist you in your local community.      

 

 Somerset Region.  BX Medical Training 


Statement from Mark Stevens of BX Medical Training:-  

“BX Medical are based in Somerset and provide a variety of first aid courses to Businesses, Sports Clubs, Schools, Nurseries and local communities in the South West, such as First Aid at Work, Emergency First Aid at Work, Paediatric First Aid Training and Defibrillator Training.

BX Medical are a fully registered and accredited training business who are extremely passionate about bringing first aid training, defibrillator training and awareness to the local communities.

BX Medical are extremely pleased to be associated with AED Locator”.

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At any time in our lives it is likely that we will need the help of the Emergency Services. Our health and our well-being is the most important valuable part of our day-to-day life. When things go wrong we call for help and in a matter of minutes trained paramedics can be on the scene assisting us. As soon as they arrive and attend to our problems and if necessary speed us to hospital, the paramedics are often out of our minds as they move on to the next emergency. 

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