Does my AED have to be accessible 24 hours a day?

No, it does not need to be accessible 24 hours a day. We understand that some AEDs cannot be accessible at all hours and this is why there is an ‘availability’ section on the registration form. Please identify the hours of operation of your building/AED including if your AED is available only seasonally (for example, an ice arena or school may only be available from September until June).

If a sudden cardiac arrest should occur near your AED outside of the identified hours, it will not show up as an available AED in our Medical Communication Centre.