HeartRESTART Gold Certification

What Does HeartRESTART Gold Certification Mean?Anyone can buy a defib HeartRESTART Gold Certification means that you have:

  • Bought the appropriate defib for your organisation to save lives
  • Placed it in an accessible location
  • Committed to keeping your team updated, reminding them that they can and should use it and;
  • Committed to keeping the defib ready to use.
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Why HeartRESTART Gold Certification? To Give You The Best Chance To Save a Life.

Recent research suggests that:

  1. Up to half of staff members who do have access to a defib don’t know it
  2. People still believe that they need to be trained in order to use a defib

NOTE WELL: This certification does not replace your legislative and best practice requirements around health and safety. It exists to ensure that you are getting the most from your life-saving defib investment and that you are well placed to restart a heart and save someone’s life.

What About CPR? High Quality CPR Is Important

Ideally everyone would be trained in providing CPR. There are already requirements on most organisations to have trained first aiders and this training includes the provision of CPR. The Heart RESTART gold certification supports the provision of high quality CPR by endorsing AEDs that make it easier for first aiders to provide high quality CPR.

How Much Does It Cost? And Where Do The Guidelines Come From?

Certification is included when you buy a Gold Certified Device and commit to the simple 5 step process that we support you through.

We have built the Heart RESTART guidelines in consultation with leading product and health experts and you should note that:

  • The guidelines are consistent with the Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines
  • Communication templates include references to the Australian Heart Foundation’s view on the Chain of Survival

More Details On The Guidelines A Simple 5-Step Process

Step 1 – Bought the appropriate defib for your organisation to save lives

  1. The device is registered with the ATG? For use within Australia
  2. The device is manufactured by a reputable expert who had a significant local support network in Australia
  3. The device manufacturer has a proven approach to managing recalls if required.
  4. The device meets or exceeds Australian Resuscitation Council Standards
  5. The device has features that are appropriate to the potential patients and make it easier to use by minimally trained or untrained First Aiders

Step 2 – Placed it in an accessible location

  1. The location is obvious and will be visible to both staff and guests
  2. The location is accessible within 90 seconds for 70% or more of the people located in the venue. If not more than one device will be located
  3. The device is located in an area where regular visual inspection is easy to ensure that staff will notice:
    1. If it is missing
    2. If the green light is not flashing and a warning sound is being emitted

Step 3 & 4 – Committed to keeping your team updated, reminding them that they can and should use it

  1. Induction processes include making staff aware of the location of the AED and their ability to use it
  2. At a minimum an annual reminder to staff of the importance of the AED and their ability to use the device regardless of their training status

Step 5 – Committed to keeping the AED ready to use.

  1. AED is visually inspected regularly to ensure that there is no issues that require rectifying
  2. The owner will proactively change battery and pads as they expire