The latest guidelines for Basic Life Support introduced by the Resuscitation Council (UK) in 2010 state that first aiders when obtaining help should ‘ask for an automated external defibrillator (AED) if one is available.’  It is well known that the first shock delivered to a victim of cardiac arrest is the most important determinant of survival.  It can be shown to increase the chance of survival from about 5% to 75%.  The hope is that more communities and workplaces will invest in AED units and that more first aiders will be trained in their use.

Course Contents

  • Initial Assessment of an Unresponsive Casualty
  • The Recovery Position
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Basic Understanding of Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator
  • Maintenance and Storage of AEDs

Duration and Assessment

A half day course, assessed by tutor observation of practical skills.


£360 for a maximum of 8 candidates. This includes the cost of workbooks and certificates which are valid for one year.

For further information contact David Taylor Training on 01273 689032 or email info@davidtaylortraining.co.uk

Please request a quotation for the following related courses:

Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work,
3 – Day First Aid At Work,
Paediatric First Aid, AED training.