Ongoing AED Cabinet Maintenance

Once installed, the guardian should be allocated to keep an eye on the AED cabinet and also to undertake general maintenance. This includes keeping the AED cabinet clean. Also spraying the lock with some form of lubricant is part of the ongoing maintenance. This should be done once every four weeks. However, if the cabinet is situated near the coast, the lock should be sprayed every two weeks. During these checks, it’s advisable that the door is open. This ensures that the locks are working properly and that the motion detected lights are also coming on. It’s also recommended to clean the outside of the cabinet once a month with a high-quality car wax. This also maintains the high-quality shine and protects the paint finish on the cabinet. Finally, it’s very important that you do not attempt to modify the cabinet in any way as this will void the warranty.

Make sure that the AED Cabinet is well-maintained. This is very important. Being able to quickly access an AED is very important for someone who needs it. Even a few seconds could be the difference between the patient surviving or not. Patients who could require an AED includes those who are unconscious and not breathing. The AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) will hopefully shock their heart back into a proper rhythm so it can work effectively again. If the cabinet is not kept in a good state, the AED may become damaged and not work properly.

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