ADA Guidelines for AED Placement
Automated External Defibrillator Mounting Heights
The height to reach the handle of an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a public gathering place should be no more than 48 inches high in order to satisfy the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Guidelines. These guidelines specify maximum reach ranges for health equipment such as automated external defibrillators and other life safety devices. For safety equipment with an unobstructed approach, the maximum forward reach to the equipment is 48 inches above the floor. The maximum side reach for an unobstructed approach to an AED is 54 inches.