Automated external defibrillators
The University has a number of automated external defibrillators located throughout the campus in fixed locations, as well as in portable units in our security vehicles. The new defibrillators were introduced as part of an initiative led by the University’s Safety, Environment and Continuity department.
These defibrillators are life-saving emergency medical devices which can be used when a person is experiencing cardiac arrest.
In the summer of 2018 we added an additional 11 defibrillators, taking our total up to 20. All have voice instructions which talk you through the process of using the device.
What to do in an emergency situation
In the first instance call 999 to request an ambulance. Then call the University security team on extension 2222 (from an internal phone), or 01786 467999 (from a mobile).
The defibrillators are designed to be easy to use by anyone without training and are located in areas where they are easily accessible for anyone to get to.
A useful app, called ‘Lifesaver’ is also available to be downloaded from the Resuscitation Council website. The app shows you how to save someone's life in four scenarios.
All of the defibrillators are registered with the Scottish Ambulance Service for public access, allowing emergency call handlers to guide callers to the nearest available defibrillator in the event of a cardiac arrest.
- Six in the University residences (Alexander Court, Andrew Stewart Hall, Beech Court, John Forty Court, Spittal Hill, Union Street).
- Five in the sports facilities (Alangrange strength and conditioning suite, Craig Gowans Football Centre, gym, swimming pool and golf pavilion).
- Two devices are held by Airthrey Park Medical Practice.
- The Library, the Macrobert Arts Centre and the sports laboratory in Cottrell Building.
- The Pathfoot Building and the property management offices.
- The campus security car.
- The Union football team has one.
To see the exact locations on campus, please view our map: