If a worker goes into cardiac arrest on the job, his survival may depend on whether your workplace is equipped with a lifesaving device called an automated external defibrillator (AED). AEDs are medical devices that deliver an electrical current or shock through the chest to the heart. AEDs require only minimal maintenance. In general, you should conduct simple monthly checks to ensure your unit is operating at its optimal level.
HOW TO USE THE TOOL
Adapt this checklist for your AED and the manufacturer’s requirements. Use it to conduct monthly maintenance checks of your unit. Address any issues, missing items or problems identified in the check. Also, refer to the manufacturer’s user manual for proper annual maintenance procedures.
AED MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST
|YES||NO||CORRECTIVE ACTION NEEDED||DATE COMPLETED|
|Batteries are installed|
|Alarm goes off when you open the door|
|Cabinet is securely mounted to the wall|
|Cabinet is clean, i.e., no dirt, contamination or damage are present|
|Check the status/service indicator light|
|Batteries and pads are within the expiry date|
|Pocket mask with one-way valve|
|Absorbent gauze or hand towel|
|Additional Requirements from AED Manufacturer|