AED Maintenance Checklist

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: February 1st, 2018
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BENEFITS

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

Date:_________________________________         Location:______________________________________

Inspected by:_____________________________________________________________________________

YES NO CORRECTIVE ACTION NEEDED DATE COMPLETED
Cabinet
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
AED
Check the status/service indicator light
Batteries and pads are within the expiry date
Supplies
Pocket mask with one-way valve
Examination gloves
Scissors
Razors
Absorbent gauze or hand towel
Additional Requirements from AED Manufacturer