When you go to the defibrillator cabinet, it will probably be locked. Dial 999 and ask for "Ambulance", give the code written on the cabinet and the call handler will be able to give you the information to unlock it.

AEDs (automatic external defibrillators) are specifically designed to be used by a person without training. Just carefully follow the instructions on the unit.

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How To Do CPR

Hands-only CPR

To carry out a chest compression:

When you call for an ambulance, telephone systems now exist that can give basic life-saving instructions, including advice about CPR. These are now common and are easily accessible with mobile phones.


CPR with rescue breaths

If you have been trained in CPR, including rescue breaths, and feel confident using your skills, you should give chest compressions with rescue breaths.

If you're not completely confident, attempt hands-only CPR instead.