10th March Action Day: Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) registration

PUBLIC ACCESS DEFIBRILLATORS (PADS) can be found all over Scotland and are vital pieces of equiptment in the crucial early minutes following a cardiac arrest before the ambulance arrives. Currently, anyone can acquire a defibrillator and they are often based in community centres, sports facilities and other public places. 

While there is no legal obligation to register defibrillators, the Scottish Ambulance Service now has a dedicated registration website and we are appealing to local communities to ensure we know where these are, so when someone calls 999 we will know where the nearest defibrillator is, if required. 

We need the custodians who look after these defibrillators to register them on our website. We also need members of the public to check whether defibrillators they see in their communities are registered with us at: pad.scottishambulance.com.

How can you help?

By participating in our Day of Action on Friday 10March, you will help us to increase registration of PADs and ensure more people across Scotland are able to survive a cardiac arrest.  

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