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AP 161 - Automated External Defibrillator

On May 16, 2012, the Horizon School Division Board of Education passed a motion to purchase Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for every facility in Horizon School Division.


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 "C"/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 minimal 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 decentralized budget or the staff's PD budget.
3.  The principal or site manager (Lanigan Maintenance Shop, Wadena Maintenance Shop, and Bus Garage) are to do the monthly defibrillator check 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
  • 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, or site supervisor, will ensure that all staff members watch the Lifepak CR Plus Overview and Demonstration video when:

  • replacing the AED Charge Pak battery and electrodes
  • there are new staff members in the facility

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

Revised September 26, 2017