Did you recently buy an AED but not sure where to install it? We are here to help! AEDs should always be installed in a visible and accessible location. AEDs should never be in a locked cabinet or room. It needs to be visible for not only occupants but visitors and needs to be easily located in the event of an emergency. Here are a few tips to finding the perfect location:
1. ADA Accessible:
The AED should be installed no more than 48 inches high from the floor. The cabinet should not protrude more than 4 inches from the wall into walks, corridors, passageways or aisles.
If you have AEDs on multiple floors, install in the same location when possible. For example, near bathrooms or elevators are great locations. Keep it consistent and able to be found quickly.
An AED sign shall be used to indicate AED location. These should be visible from the normal path of travel. A projecting (three-dimensional) AED sign shall be installed above cabinet or bracket/wall rack clearly marking the location of AED(s).