Why Choose Ideal to install your Defibrillator Cabinet?
Our Edinburgh based electricians make sure that your properties electrical system meets the minimum standards to accommodate a new defibrillator installation. In some cases, after the initial survey, we may recommend you have an EICR carried out prior to the installation.
An essential part of the installation is to make sure that that a residual current device (RCD) is present when connecting the cabinet to the mains electricity (240V AC enters this cabinet).
To ensure safety standards and compliance with electrical regulations, it may be necessary to upgrade your existing fuse board to a modern consumer unit before any installation work is undertaken.
However, in cases where a full fuse board upgrade isn’t feasible, we can alternatively install an RCD (Residual Current Device) spur unit. This approach provides an effective and efficient solution, ensuring that your electrical system is adequately protected and compliant for the new installation.
Only a qualified electrician can hard wire the defib safe into a mains supply.
We recently installed a defibrillator at our office, check out this blog post to find out more and see a short video by Lisa our office manager.
Our Defibrillator Cabinet Installation Service.
We offer defibrillator installation services suited to meet the specific needs of your space. Our services include:
Consultation and site assessment: We assess your premises to determine the optimal placement for the defibrillator.
Professional installation: Our certified electricians ensure that the defibrillator is installed safely and correctly.
Why should you install a defibrillator for public access in Edinburgh?
Overall, installing a defibrillator for public access in Edinburgh is not just about complying with health standards or enhancing a business’s image; it’s about making a tangible difference in the community’s ability to respond to life-threatening situations.
Immediate response to cardiac emergencies:
Sudden cardiac arrest can occur unexpectedly, and having a defibrillator nearby allows for prompt intervention, which is crucial in such emergencies. The first few minutes are critical for survival.
Increasing survival rates:
Statistics show that early defibrillation, along with CPR, significantly increases the chances of survival in cases of cardiac arrest. Publicly accessible defibrillators help in providing this immediate care.
Promoting public health and safety:
Having defibrillators in public spaces demonstrates a commitment to public health and safety. It also raises awareness about the importance of emergency preparedness and can encourage more people to learn CPR and how to use a defibrillator.
Building a resilient community:
Equipping Edinburgh with publicly accessible defibrillators contributes to creating a more resilient community, where residents and visitors know that safety measures are in place.
Compliance with health and safety standards:
In some cases, installing defibrillators might be part of compliance with certain health and safety standards or regulations, especially in places with high foot traffic or where people engage in physical activities.
Supporting emergency medical services:
By having defibrillators accessible, bystanders can provide immediate help before emergency medical services arrive, which can be crucial in saving lives.
Enhancing reputation of businesses and public spaces:
For businesses, offering such a critical life-saving device can enhance their reputation as a responsible and caring entity, prioritising the well-being of their customers and employees.
Where can you buy a defibrillator and how much does it cost?
In Scotland we would recommend St John Scotland Community Defibrillator Scheme – this is where we bought the defibrillator for outside our office and we found the entire process seamless.
The cost for St John’s to supply a defibrillator and cabinet is £1,000. This scheme offers an efficient and reliable means of acquiring this vital emergency equipment.
St John Scotland contribute to saving lives throughout Scotland by offering guidance, training, and financial assistance to communities aiming to install Public Access Defibrillators.
Whether your part of a community group, a charity, or an individual seeking assistance to set up a defibrillator in your locality, their team is here to provide the necessary support.
St John’s Community Defibrillator Scheme is designed to:
- Collaborate with you to identify the ideal spot for a defibrillator in your community.
- Assign a fundraising goal of £1,000 for the defibrillator and its external storage cabinet, while they will cover the remaining costs of the equipment.
- Provide guidance and assistance throughout the installation process.
- Conduct complimentary CPR and defibrillator training sessions within the community once the installation is complete.
The Company with a big Heart: IES pledges to gift one defibrillator each year to our community.
Ideal Electrical Solutions isn’t just about providing electrical services; we’re deeply committed to the well-being of our community.
Embracing our role as a responsible and caring organisation, we are thrilled to announce our pledge: IES will donate one defibrillator each year to our community. This initiative is part of our ongoing effort to support health and safety in the areas we serve.
Our ‘Company with a Big Heart’ program reflects our dedication to making a tangible, life-saving difference. By equipping our community with these vital devices, we aim to enhance emergency preparedness and provide reassurance to residents and visitors alike. Each year, we will carefully select a location within our community that would benefit most from having a defibrillator, ensuring that our contribution is both meaningful and impactful.
We believe that this commitment not only strengthens the bond we share with our community but also underlines our core values of care, responsibility, and support.
At IES, we’re more than just a business – we’re a part of the community, and we’re dedicated to its heart and soul.
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Thank you for considering our services for installing a defibrillator cabinet in Edinburgh. Contact us today to book an appointment, and let our award-winning team take care of you.
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Common FAQs for defibrillator cabinet installation
You can see a list of our most frequently asked questions for installing defibrillators and defibrillator cabinets.
A Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) is a device designed to provide a high-energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is experiencing cardiac arrest. These are often placed in public areas and are designed to be used by anyone, even without medical training.
Defibrillators are crucial in emergency situations involving cardiac arrest. The sooner a defibrillator is used, the better the chance of survival. Having these devices readily available in public places can make a significant difference in emergency response times.
Almost anyone can use a defibrillator. Modern PADs provide clear voice instructions and are designed for use by the public, even those with no medical training.
While no formal training is required to use a PAD, basic training in CPR and defibrillator use is highly recommended. This training can increase the effectiveness of the intervention and boost the confidence of potential users.
Yes, but it is recommended to use paediatric pads if available. If paediatric pads are not available, adult pads may be used.