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Protect the lives of Fans and Athletes

An investment from the Premier League to install automated external defibrillators (AED) at thousands of grassroots football clubs and facilities, aimed at helping save the life of someone experience a sudden cardiac arrest.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS2021-07-01T14:45:48+01:00
Where can I buy replacement consumables?2021-07-01T14:51:38+01:00

Consumables are:

  1. The electrode pads
  2. The disposable battery
  3. The prep-kits

You can order replacements via our webshop: or via email to:

Please note, the scheme only covers the initial purchase of your defibrillator and cabinet, not any replacement consumables.

When should I replace my electrode pads?2021-07-01T14:47:59+01:00

Every electrode pad has an expiry date on the back of the packet – you should replace your electrode pads by this point.

You should also replace your electrode pads after each use. Electrode pads can be thrown into general waste when no longer required.

The iPAD SP1 has an electrode pads indicator which tells you the current status of them.

When can I expect my delivery?2021-11-02T12:41:45+01:00

This project is aiming to get defibrillators into sites for the new season, 2021 – 2022. Due to high demand, shipments may take up to four weeks from order.

You are likely to receive your defibrillator before your cabinet. Please do not be alarmed if this is the case.

Due to large volumes and demands, cabinets will start to be shipped Mid November, on a oldest order first priority.

What is ‘defibrillation’?2021-07-01T14:43:27+01:00

Defibrillation is the term used to describe the process of delivering a controlled electrical shock to the heart with an AED to restore the heart to a normal rhythm.

What is the warranty of my cabinet?2021-07-01T14:37:17+01:00

Your cabinet has:

  1. 10 year warranty on the shell (outer yellow casing).
  2. 1 year warranty on the electrics (heating, transformer and lights).
  3. 2 years on the lock.

Your warranty does not cover accidental damage or damage done via improper installation.


Is a cardiac arrest the same as a heart attack?2021-07-01T14:42:01+01:00


The term heart attack is often used by mistake to describe a cardiac arrest. A heart attack is when a blockage prevents blood getting to the heart. This causes death of the heart muscle, not necessarily the death of the person suffering a heart attack. A heart attack might lead to a cardiac arrest, but the terms do not mean the same thing.

How will I know someone is having a cardiac arrest?2021-07-01T14:41:40+01:00

You will not know for sure, which is why an AED is so important. Someone who has suffered a cardiac arrest will be unresponsive, not moving and not breathing. The heart will have stopped pumping blood around the body, so someone suffering a cardiac arrest will lose consciousness almost immediately and will also show no visible signs of life – such as movement or breathing.

How long will my battery last?2021-07-01T14:45:00+01:00

iPAD SP1 disposable batteries typically last between 4 to 5 years from first insertion.

Depending on how well they are looked after, batteries can exceed the 5 year mark, though we suggest you begin plans to replace them at this point. Cold weather or excessive use of the defibrillator will drain the battery quicker than expected.

These batteries have a warranty for 4 years from manufacturing date.

Does my cabinet require electricity?2021-07-01T14:23:14+01:00


Your cabinet requires electricity to power the lighting and the heat plate inside. You will be given full instructions on how to do this, found within the box, but you will require a qualified electrician.

Does my cabinet have heating?2021-07-01T14:24:11+01:00


As an external cabinet, a heat plate is installed to ensure the defibrillator is kept within operating temperatures.

Does my cabinet come with fittings?2021-07-01T14:28:23+01:00


Within the box you will get the necessary bolts to fix the cabinet to the wall. Please ensure, when fixing the cabinet to the wall, that it is flush to prevent water from leaking down the backside of it.

Do I need to register my cabinet with anyone?2021-07-01T14:33:20+01:00

You should.

A quick and easy way to do this is via the British Heart Foundation’s ‘The Circuit’ scheme – which allows Guardians (those responsible for the welfare of the defibrillator and cabinet) to register their site as a PAD (public access defibrillator) site.

Please visit:

Do I need to be trained to use a defibrillator?2021-07-01T14:38:53+01:00

Anyone can use an AED. Untrained people have used them successfully to save a life and lack of training (or recent refresher training) should not be a barrier. It is desirable for people to be trained in the use of an AED and that they keep their skills up to date, but if the circumstances dictate that no trained operator is present, someone willing to use an AED must not be deterred from doing so. (UK Resuciation Council, 2010 & 2013)

Can I be sued?2021-07-01T14:44:11+01:00

This is very unlikely.

In English law, for someone to be held liable it would have to be shown that the intervention had left someone in a worse situation than if there had been no intervention. In the case of a cardiac arrest under discussion (i.e. someone is technically dead following a cardiac arrest) it is very unlikely that this would arise. No case brought against someone who tried to provide first aid has been successful in the UK, where the courts have tended to look favourably on those who try to help others (UK Resuscitation Council 2010).
In the workplace, someone using an AED will be shielded by the Employer’s Liability Insurance against any litigation if the person dies (Resuscitation Council, 2013).

Can an AED be used on Adults and Children?2021-07-01T14:40:01+01:00


You will need to check with the manufacturer of the AED as to the changes required to make an AED safer for children between 1 and 8 years old. The iPAD SP1 has a simple switch selection if it is to be used on a child between 1 and 8 years old. Some models of AED require different electrode pads or settings to be changed.

Can an AED be used on a pregnant person?2021-07-01T14:42:27+01:00


A mother will need to be resuscitated if a unborn baby is to survive.

Can a defibrillator be used in wet conditions?2021-07-01T14:39:31+01:00


You would need to ensure the immediate skin area on the chest is dried off and shelter provided where possible. There is no immediate danger to the person using the AED.

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