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.