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I’m the first aider for my company – do we need an AED?

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The Resus Council UK advises "there is no current legislation in the UK stipulating that automated external defibrillators (AEDs) must be provided in public areas, so not providing them couldn’t result in a claim under statutory law.

However, in the years since their introduction, the use of AEDs by the public has proved very successful and has become a strategy widely recommended in international resuscitation guidelines.

This has given rise to the concern that failing to provide an AED may lead to a claim for negligence
under common law if a member of the public were to have a cardiac arrest on the premises."

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