What should your AED maintenance checklist look like?

What should your AED maintenance checklist look like?

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You just bought an AED… now what? Regardless of what type of AED you purchased you will need to perform monthly maintenance checks on your AED. Do you know what to be checking for? If so, great! If not, no problem! We are here to help you maintain your AED to manufacturer’s standards! AEDs are so easy to use now that anyone can perform maintenance checks! So you can stop wasting money by having a company come out and do it. There are only a few things you need to check for each month:


  1. Check the Self-Check Indicator –

Depending on what type of AED you have you will see an indicator check mark, OK, or green light. This will be an indicator that the AED is running self-check tests.

  1. Check that the AED has not been tampered with –

Make sure the pads are connected to the device and have not been opened. You will also want to check that the battery has not been removed from the AED, or replaced with an old battery.

  1. Check expiration date of pads and battery –

Keep a record of your AED equipment as well as the installation dates, expiration dates, and inspection dates. This can be easily managed by the help of a program we offer, called Accutrack.

If you are doing these three things you will know that you have an AED that is maintained to the manufacturers standards. If you still have questions about the maintenance of your AED, you can always leave us a comment, give us a call at 800-580-1375, or email us at customerservice@aedbrands.com


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