Buy or hire an automated external defibrillator (AED) for your workplace

A first aid scenario in which a woman is using an AED to help an unresponsive man

We offer a range of AEDs to buy or hire, giving you peace of mind that you're doing all you can to keep people safe in your workplace.

30,000 people have a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year and quick use of an AED (combined with CPR) gives an unresponsive person who isn't breathing the best possible chance of survival*.

To decide how many AEDs you need, consider the size and age of your workforce and the nature of your working environment.

HeartSine® AEDs to buy

A Heartsine AED

If you want to buy an AED outright, we offer the following models to purchase from £749:

Philips AEDs to hire

A Philips AED

If you want to hire an AED, we offer the following models to lease from £29.95 a month:

Lease agreements include maintenance and servicing (e.g. to replace electrodes and batteries as required).

Why buy or hire an AED from the Red Cross?

We can help you plan and manage your AED investment to suit your budget, without compromising on quality.

We also offer courses on how to use an AED machine, which we recommend for anyone who has an AED in their workplace. 

These courses are available at our Euston, Salford, Edinburgh and Reading venues, or they can be delivered on site if you make a group booking.

For more information, please call 0845 485 6357** or email

* Sources: British Heart Foundation (30,000 people have a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year) and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2015 – Section 2 (use of an AED within 3–5 minutes of collapse, combined with chest compressions, can lead to survival rates of 50 to 70 per cent).

** Calls to our Customer Service Centre are charged up to 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

© British Red Cross 2017