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defibrillator risk assessment

Oct 2018 11 13:48

Post by Golfer72 » Thu, 11th Oct 2018, 1:48pm

Post by Golfer72 by Golfer72 Oct 2018 11 13:48

Hi, does anyone have a risk assessment for a defibrillator that i can have a look at please. I can't find an example for one anywhere??!! [Gobsmacked.png]
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Re: defibrillator risk assessment

Oct 2018 11 15:06

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Post by HappyLad by HappyLad Oct 2018 11 15:06

We have an AED but no RA. They're a fool proof bit of kit, so can't do further harm, thus risk free?? As a trained first aider and AED user there isn't a specific RA for every eventuality. You're trained to deliver first aid once you've assessed the risk of further injury, that's a dynamic risk assessment. I don't think it's necessary for a specific RA, but if others can persuade me then all good, that's what the forum is for [Like.png]
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Re: defibrillator risk assessment

Oct 2018 11 16:21

Post by NEITTech » Thu, 11th Oct 2018, 4:21pm

Post by NEITTech by NEITTech Oct 2018 11 16:21

No RA needed. You literally can't do any harm with an AED.

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Re: defibrillator risk assessment

Oct 2018 11 16:40

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Post by Golfer72 by Golfer72 Oct 2018 11 16:40

Hi, sorry.....I don't mean for using one but apparently it is now required to have an RA for having one on site. [Confused.png]
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Re: defibrillator risk assessment

Oct 2018 11 22:22

Post by Keyolder » Thu, 11th Oct 2018, 10:22pm

Post by Keyolder by Keyolder Oct 2018 11 22:22

We have a list with pictures of all the First Aiders that are trained to use our AED machine in various parts of the school and next to them a map of the school with the location of the AED machine.

The AED is situated centrally within the school in a locked cabinet clearly marked also with the above documents next to it.

Each First Aider knows the location of the machine and key to the cabinet and the machine is checked monthly by me for battery condition and documented.

Not sure who is at risk by having an AED machine on site?
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Re: defibrillator risk assessment

Oct 2018 12 09:06

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Post by onthego by onthego Oct 2018 12 09:06

Ours is located on the front school plaza so it can be used by first responders. It was paid for by the local community. My part is checking the case and lock for damage / vandalism and the battery status. I record this on my weekly exterior checklist. Before it was fitted the community council had to get permission from my LEA to put it on the building. Never seen or heard about any RA for it.
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Re: defibrillator risk assessment

Oct 2018 12 12:07

Post by jholden » Fri, 12th Oct 2018, 12:07pm

Post by jholden by jholden Oct 2018 12 12:07

We have 4 on site, 3 in fixed locations and 1 available to take out on visits. Certainly not heard of having to have specific RA's for them, I have just included a spiel in the first aid section of all our individual school RA's to say we have them and where they are.
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