What is the difference between an inspector and a responder?

In the AED Link™ software, an inspector is someone who is in charge of maintaining the registered AED. This may be the owner of the AED or their designate. The inspector may receive monthly notifications (optional) to visually and physically inspect the AED(s). Inspectors will also receive automated e-mail reminders when the expiry dates of pads and batteries are approaching. Both of these notifications are meant to ensure that the AED is ready to use should it be needed during a sudden cardiac arrest incident. It is important to note that an inspector does not necessarily need to be trained in CPR and AED, although it is highly recommended. They do not need to be in charge of responding with an AED.

A responder is someone who agrees to receive a text and/or voice notification should a sudden cardiac arrest occur within 1,200 feet of the AED location. The responder could be the owner(s) or designate(s) of that AED. It is recommended that responders have CPR and AED training. If contacted, responders need to ensure that their safety, and safety of others are looked after when responding to an emergency.

All responders and inspectors are required to sign the ‘Terms and Conditions and Release of Liability” forms at the end of the Registration Form in order to be entered into the EHS AED Registry.