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Horizon School Division
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AP 161 - Automated External Defibrillator

Horizon School Division strives to provide a safe and caring learning environment for all students and staff as one of the Division's three foundational goals. As such, Horizon has outfitted each of their facilities with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and ensures that there are staff members who have been trained to use the device.


1.  All facilities in Horizon School Division are outfitted with an Automated External Defibrillator. AEDs are to be housed in an easily accessible location.

2.  Horizon School Division will ensure that at least two staff members from each facility are First Aid/CPR ā€œCā€/AED certified.
2.1.  The total number of staff trained in a site, will be determined on a per capita basis, with consideration given to the number of staff and/or students in the building (1 trained staff/10 staff).
2.2.  Costs for training, for the minimum number of staff, will be paid by Horizon School Division.
2.3.  If schools choose to train their entire staff, then the cost will come from their school based budget or the Staff Professional Development Fund as outlined in section 10.5 of the LINC Agreement. Staff may also choose to use their Personal Professional Development Funds for this training.
3.  The principal, supervisor, or designate (Lanigan Maintenance Shop, Wadena Maintenance Shop,  Horizon Bus Garage, and Horizon School Division Central Office) is to do the monthly defibrillator check on the first working day of the month including:
  • Ensuring the ok indicator is visible;
  • Checking the expiry date on the electrodes (your local ambulance should be enlisted to rotate electrodes);
  • Ensuring the carrying case has all of the necessary supplies; and,
  • Ensuring that this is reported through the Horizon Safe and Caring Reporting App.
4.  Horizon School Division will cover the cost of replacing the AED Charge Pak battery and electrodes, as necessary.

5.  The principal, supervisor, or designate is to ensure that all staff members watch the Lifepak CR Plus Overview and Demonstration video when:
  • Replacing the AED Charge Pak battery and electrodes; and,
  • There are new staff members in the facility.

Saskatchewan Employment Act
Saskatchewan Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996
Saskatchewan Emergency Treatment Protocols Manual April 16, 2013

Revised January 26, 2016
September 26, 2017
November 29, 2018