As part of maintaining the ready state of defibrillators in the community, and to ensure good governance, the ambulance services require notification of this ready state and also notification of any issues arising that may affect this ready state.

Your defibrillator has to be ready and available 99.99% of the time. Other stakeholders also need regular governance reports, such as other emergency services, funders, insurance companies and BT.

With the large increase in numbers of defibrillators in the community, the CHT has introduced a standardised, and simplified, system of governance that can be undertaken by the community coordinator, and also where the ready state can be viewed by the respective ambulance service at any time. This is called WebNos™.

WebNos is automatically available for any CHT delivered or supported defibrillator location, but also other organisations can use it as well.

All defibrillator sites can be registered across the country with the responsible person identified for the routine maintenance and management of these. By using a checklist list approach, the ready state for defibrillator can be determined along with an audit trail of checks and issues. This, therefore, simplifies the routine management of the defibrillators and also addresses the potential vicarious liability issues. It also prepares reports for the coroner in case of a death. WebNos supersedes any basic ‘checking’ system in place with a variety of suppliers and addresses the different needs of different ambulance services and stakeholders. It is a true "Governance System". All data GDPR compliant.


Please make sure you have read and understood this disclaimer - It will be assumed that you have read prior to CHT receiving any request. CHT are not responsible for your fund raising, nor your cPAD operations, but may assist in both. CHTs only aim is to support the installation of a cPAD scheme in the most cost effective way possible adhering to Best Practice, and help save lives in your community. This website, and any downloaded information, is for information only on how to go about obtaining and installing a cPAD, and other relevant information. All copyrights and trademarks are recognised. All support for the cPAD will be undertaken by the village committee responsible and via standard manufacturers warranties. Any training organisation will only be responsible for the initial awareness training and not for the functioning or maintenance of the AED. Please do not send any monies to CHT until you have registered your scheme with us, and have agreement from the local ambulance service for the establishment of a cPAD scheme. All schemes must be registered with the local ambulance service (CHT will also undertake this or you can do via this site, but this does not remove responsibility for you to notify the local ambulance service of your AED location). 999/112 (ambulance) must always be called prior to using a cPAD equipment. VAT may be applicable if your organisation is not an eligible body as defined by HMRC. All current or historical claims for VAT will be met by the local community. All schemes will be asked to sign an agreement taking responsibility for their own fund raising and donations to CHT, and then the operation and maintenance of the cPAD equipment. All CHT provided schemes will need to manage their maintenance through the WebNoS online system as a condition of CHT support. It is your responsibility to maintain the equipment in working order and to make sure the local ambulance service is aware of this. WebNoS makes this possible and also acts as an audit trail for management of the equipment. Sites provided by CHT and not using WebNoS may be disengaged from the ambulance service CAD systems. Any web site showing defibrillator locations is for information only, and should not be used in preference to dialling 999. CHT works in close cooperation with the UK ambulance services. Always dial 999 in an emergency

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