Choose from fully or semi-automatic external defibrillators from the world's leading manufacturers. These devices offer clear visual and audible step-by-step guidance to enable correct use of the equipment, even under pressure. Safelincs provides FREE replacement pads if the pads supplied with our defibs are used in an emergency.
Read our help guide for more information on the types of defibrillators and their features.
The HeartSine Samaritan PAD 360P defibrillator is fully automatic and delivers a life saving shock if needed. Its design features the industry's highest protection rating against dust and moisture.
The HS1 defibrillator from Philips, one of the world's largest electronics manufacturers, provides step-by-step voice prompts and features an information button to give additional guidance.
The Zoll AED Plus fully automatic defibrillator features Real CPR Help feedback technology and a specially designed lid to place under the patient's shoulders, helping maintain an open airway.
Produced by a world leader in defibrillators for public access , the HeartSine Samaritan PAD 350P semi-automatic AED comes with a 10 year warranty.
The HeartSine Indoor Bundle includes a HeartSine Samaritan PAD 360P Fully-Automatic AED with Carry Case, Indoor Wall Cabinet, Wall Signs, and an AED Responder Kit.
The Zoll AED Plus semi-automatic defibrillator provides live audio CPR feedback and features handy pictorials & an LCD text display to assist rescuers in an emergency.
This semi-automatic defibrillator allows the user to quickly change from adult to paediatric operation without having to insert a separate key or change electrode pads.
Defibtech Lifeline AED's provide great value for money as the only semi-automatic defibrillator available with an optional high capacity battery. Voice prompts on these units are backed up by text & LED display.
Using fully automatic operation, the Defibtech Lifeline Auto defibrillator guides the responder through clear voice and LED display instructions. A choice of standard or high capacity batteries is available.
The HeartSine Samaritan PAD 500P defibrillator features technology that analyses the effectiveness of compressions. A CPR advisor provides visual and voice prompts.
The HeartSine Indoor Bundle includes a HeartSine Samaritan PAD 350P Semi-Automatic AED with Carry Case, Indoor Wall Cabinet and an AED Responder Kit.
The fully automatic DefiSign Life defibrillator features 3 built-in languages (English / German / Polish) to provide clear instructions to rescuers, and a free AED responder kit to assist with the rescue.
This Powerheart G5 semi-automatic defibrillator from Cardiac Science adapts energy levels for each patient, increasing power if more than one life-saving shock is needed.
The Powerheart G5 fully automatic defibrillator from Cardiac Science issues clear voice and text prompts to help responders operate the device calmly in an emergency.
The Mediana HeartOn A16 semi-automatic defibrillator features three pre-programmed languages (English / Welsh / Polish), and is suitable for use on adult and paediatric patients with a built-in adult / child mode button.
The Zoll AED 3 is equipped with a full colour touchscreen which provides clear instructions supported by voice prompts. Ideal for those who have little experience with defibrillator equipment.
Featuring three pre-programmed languages (English / Welsh / Polish), the Mediana HeartOn A16 fully automatic defibrillator is suitable for use on both adult and paediatric patients with a built-in adult / child mode button.
The Philips HeartStart FRx semi-automatic defibrillator is robustly designed for use in harsh environments and is capable of surviving a 1 metre drop onto a concrete floor.
The Lifepak CR2 USB semi-automatic defibrillator from Stryker (formerly Physio-Control) is designed for use where there are trained responders available to operate the unit. The unit features dual Adult / Paediatric pads and can treat patients of any age.
The fully automatic Stryker (formerly Physio Control) Lifepak CR2 USB defibrillator takes the burden off the responder by automatically shocking the patient (if required) and giving clear guidance voice prompts throughout.
A defibrillator (commonly known as a defib unit) is a piece of equipment which has been manufactured to treat patients with life threatening cardiac arrhythmias. They achieve this through the application of therapeutic electrical currents. The electrical charges which are applied by the defibrillator to the patient’s body force the heart to regain a 'normal' rhythm.
An AED (Automated External Defibrillators) automates the steps for diagnosis and treatment of the hearts rhythm, assisting relatively unskilled / untrained users of the device to confidently and safely treat the patient. The AED is designed to administer the electric charge to successfully resuscitate the patient.
Designed to administer a therapeutic electrical charge to the patient, Defibrillators attempt to stabilise the rhythm of their heart. An AED (Automated External Defibrillator) first provides instructions to the carer to place the pads on the patient so it can diagnose whether the patient requires de-fibrillation. It does this by monitoring the hearts rhythm and if necessary, controls the strength of the electrical charge to be administered to the patient.
Technology has now developed to the point that some AEDs can be used by virtually any person regardless of training (although some basic training is always better than none). These models, which automatically deliver shocks to the patient, are known simply as fully-automatic defibrillators. They give clear auditory and visual instructions to the user ensuring their correct use and should the patient need to be shocked, the defibrillator will automatically administer it.
Semi-automatic AEDs are designed for users who have received previous AED training. Semi-automatic units will detect when a shock is required and alert the user, who can then deliver the shock. The device will still instruct the user when it determines that a shock is required but a button must be pushed for this to be carried out. Many semi-automatic units also have a pacemaker function for occasions where the victim's heart rate is too slow (bradycardia).
There is no legal obligation for a defibrillator to be regularly serviced, simply that each AED is maintained according to its user manual. This typically involves a visual inspection and basic cleaning. Many defibrillators carry out automatic self tests on a daily, weekly and monthly basis and have a visual indicator if there is a problem with the unit. This is why regular visual inspection is absolutely essential.
Defibrillator batteries and electrode pads have a stand-by lifespan, and it is the Health and Safety Manager's responsibility to ensure that these components are replaced before the time scale is exceeded, and that the battery remains fully charged (if rechargeable) ready for an emergency. A defibrillator does not have a set lifespan. As long as the battery and electrode pads are replaced when needed, the defibrillator should continue to function correctly past its warranty period. A fault notification would be given should there be any problems.
We would always highly recommended some degree of training however it is no longer compulsory for people to be trained before using a defibrillator and for first aiders to attend regular refresher courses on how to operate them.
Every AED in our range is suitable for use on adults and most, but not all, can also be used on children and infants. The difference in operation between the two is that child patients require a lower level of power, and how the different levels are applied varies between models.
The most common method is to attach child-specific pads to the electrodes that restrict the amount of electrical energy that is transferred. Other AED manufacturers opt for a system in which a key is inserted that puts the device into an infant-specific mode that reduces the output power level. This means that the same pads can be used on either adults or children, thereby reducing the need to replace more pads when they reach their expiry date.
Where children are among those who may potentially need the device, a model that supports it should certainly be purchased. However, it is commonly agreed that in cases involving a child patient who requires treatment with only an adult-specific AED available, it would be better to use the defib than to not in such an emergency situation.
On some models a CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) device is built in or can be attached. As per good first aid practice, CPR should be carried out on the patient in between shocks but the rate and efficiency with which chest compressions are carried out can vary greatly in the heat of the moment, particularly for those who do not regularly carry out CPR.
A CPR device can be built into the defibrillator or can be supplied as an additional pad which, when attached to the patient, gives audible feedback on the effectiveness of the CPR thereby letting the user know if chest compressions are being delivered with the correct rhythm and speed and to the right force and depth. This can mean the difference between the patient surviving or otherwise.