Have you seen the new AED signs yet?





The Resuscitating Council (UK) have worked with the British Heart Foundation to develop new and improved AED location signs.

The aim is to ensure more people understand what AEDs are used for and to encourage people to use them.

A supporting information poster has also been designed to reinforce the following key messages:

• Anyone can use an AED – you do not need prior medical first aid training.

• It’s easy to use – just follow the instructions.

• It is for use on an unconscious person who is not breathing normally.

Standard sign for AEDs

The new AED location signs make the following changes to the current one:

• It changes the lightning bolt icon into a stylised ECG heart trace – respondents overwhelmingly said they would be more likely to use a sign with this icon on.

• The description is changed to “Defibrillator – Heart Restarter” – respondents said they thought this term would most encourage them to use the device.

• A supine person was added, showing the suggested placement of the defibrillator pads, to reinforce (by way of a strong visual cue) how the device should be used.

Click here to download and print the updated signage


Rigid, laminated copies of both signs are available in our shop