Typically AEDs are installed in locations where either:
- The risk justifies their cost
- There is a desire to have one in spite of low risk
- There is a large foot fall
I work at a University where they’ve decided to invest in them for the 2nd reason, young people don’t reprisent a high risk. Train stations and shopping centres often have them for the 3rd reason, and places older generations frequent would be an example of the 1st.
Thing about those criteria above, we don’t have a huge foot fall, and I don’t think we should have one just for the sake of it, so is there a higher risk?
Our members aren’t older or at higher risk of natural cardiac arrest, but there might be some argument around @joeatkin2’s point about working with electrical, however not being a medical professional I don’t know how useful an AED would be for cardiac arrest caused by electrocution, as AEDs don’t shock unless the patient is suffering from VF, and sometimes VT.
The point is that the AED might be useful, and they all provide audible guidance and a metronome for CPR, but I am not sure that an AED should be seen as this shield like item that will save us if someone has an accident, Makerspace as I understand it still forbids high voltage electronics?
I think the nearest AED to Makerspace is at Herne Hill station on Platform 1 in the staff office, however there might also be one at the dentists on Half Moon Lane.