When you’re working out how much you’ll need to spend on a defibrillator, you need to think about running costs and installation as well as the the cost of a defibrillator.
The things you’ll need to know are:
- how many defibrillators you need
- where you’re going to put your defibrillators
- how much it will cost to look after your defibrillators.
Consider ongoing running costs
You’ll need to think about both the cost of the defibrillator itself and the ongoing running costs. Defibrillator batteries and pads need replacing, so you should include these costs when you’re working out how much money you need.
Choose the right storage choice
You also need to consider any storage costs.
Ideally, your defibrillator should be easy to get to, visible and available all the time.
If you can, you should put it outside a public building so it’s easy for people to get when they need it.
If you do this, your costs will include:
- a heated cabinet
- installation by an electrician
- ongoing power supply.
Example defibrillator costs
|Average cost (£)
|Potential for a discount if buying more than one. Consider the cost of replacement batteries and pads for the make and model you’re considering before making a final decision
|A less expensive simple wall bracket (prices starting at £20) may be suitable in some indoor locations.
|If you have a heated cabinet, you’ll need to factor in electricity supply costs and installation costs.
|Installation costs for outdoor heated cabinet
|Electricity supply required for an outdoor heated cabinet. Estimated costs of installation. These may vary regionally and depending on the level of work needed to link it to your mains supply.