Here's what we recommend you do every year as part of your regular H&S checks:
All AED devices should be annually checked to AS/NZ 3551:2012 performance and verification standards, as per the Australian/New Zealand Standards manual, "Management Programs for Medical Equipment".
Page 6 of the manual outlines, "The responsible organisation needs to ensure that safety & performance of the medical equipment is maintained by an effective maintenance scheme with regular assessment, testing and maintenance in accordance with this standard".
Ongoing maintenance of AEDs is important. The scope of the self-test function of an AED varies widely between different makes and models; a rescue-ready indicator is not a guarantee that your AED will shock.
For this reason, Heart Saver offers nationwide live shock testing, conducted on-site by our trained professionals using internationally recognised and industry-leading AED/Defibrillator Analysis equipment and testing procedures. Our annual AED Health Check provides independent verification of the output of the AED, running through a range of physical, functional and electrical tests to confirm it is capable of performing safely and as intended by the manufacturer.
The output is measured to ensure your unit meets the required standards and specifications set down by your AED manufacturer. Upon successful completion of the service, your AED will receive a Test and Tag label and you will receive a test report outlining the performance results of your AED.
If you would like us to perform a yearly AED verification check, please contact us to be put on our routine-check list and we will remind you every year when it is due: firstname.lastname@example.org.