RoadSafe Europe

Dangerous Goods & transport training and consultancy

Course Aims

In the UK, one person suffers a heart attack every two minutes, (60,000 people a year according to the British Heart Foundation), but the majority could be saved if their heart was shocked back into rhythm. Automated Electronic Defibrillation (AED) has proved to be the best treatment for most people who suffer an attack. There is strong scientific evidence to support early defibrillation and the chances of successful defibrillation decline at a rate of 7-10% with each minute that passes between collapse and the first shock. The correct used of AED within the first three minutes gives a 72% chance of survival.

Any person already trained to resuscitate, who has access to an AED and needs training in its safe and effective use. AED training includes both theory and practical sessions; the course is conducted in a relaxed environment with the focus on building knowledge and confidence.

Suitable For

Any person nominated by their employer as potentially requiring to need to use an AED in their workplace.

Course length

1/2 day (4 hours, either AM or PM)


Trainees must already be familiar with resuscitation techniques. There will be some bending and moving involved during the course, however if the trainee has a temporary physical impairment, affecting mobility, for example a knee
injury that may prevent the person kneeling on the floor, we can deliver at waist height. If you have any queries do contact us for advice.


There is ongoing assessment throughout the course and a Certificate of Attendance, will be awarded to all trainees meeting the required standards of competence, valid for one year.


£89.00 + VAT per person, or contact us for a group booking quotation.


  • Introduction
  • Revision of CPC resusitation techniques and the recovery position
  • Understanding common / relevant cardiac arrhythmias
  • Understanding of an AED and the checks required to ensure it is usable
  • Understanding the use of an AED
  • Practise using an AED using current UK resuscitation council protocols
  • Practise various scenarios where basic life support and defibrillation are required