The aim of this course is to enable all participants to deal with an unresponsive casualty who is breathing, and know how to deal with an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing.

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are now becoming more common throughout a range of workplaces. A casualty’s survival rate will dramatically increase if an AED is available and if you have appropriately qualified personnel to use it.

This very practical course will allow suitably qualified First Aid personnel to use the AED competently and with confidence. Not only does this course deal with the use of an AED, but it also revisits some basic First Aid skills, including resuscitation.


A six hour course consisting of theory, practical work and assessment.


A range of subjects is covered including:

  • Assessment of the situation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Heart attacks
  • AED Safety Measures
  • Scenario training
  • Probability of survival
  • Chain of survival
  • Resuscitation
  • AED Maintenance
  • AED use
  • Responsibilities
  • Paediatric Defibrillation


There is a formal assessment at the start of the day in order to ensure that all students can resuscitate effectively. In addition, there is a further assessent at the end of the course including the practical use of the AED. This qualification is valid for twelve months.

It is recommended that Scenario Training is conducted periodically and a formal update is run at the end of each 12 months.