The Community Heartbeat Trust charity, the UK’s leading community defibrillator charity, has extended their range of defibrillator cabinets to now offer a choice of cabinets under the new ‘ShockBox®’ brand and trade mark.

“Defibrillator cabinets are medical equipment,” says Martin Fagan, National Secretary. “and have to be manufactured to the same degree of quality. They have to be suitable to house the equipment safely and securely, without placing the members of the public at risk in any way. Our cabinets are therefore manufactured by specialist cabinet manufacturers, who are ISO 9001/2 compliant facilities, are financially secure, and are able to meet all the requirements for safety and liabilities. We are aware of copies on the market, which are much lower specification that we provide, and many of these do not meet BS7671 standards, or are non-­‐compliant with ILCOR signage or even public liability requirements. Having the worddefibrillator’ on a box does not make it a defibrillator cabinet!

The new range include upgrades to the existing cabinets as well as new materials. This range of materials allows a cabinet to be matched to the location and not just to offer a single solution. All cabinets come with wall signage meeting international guidelines, and also a full Governance package, WebNos™ .


The ‘ShockBox® Sentry™’ defibrillator cabinet sets a new standard in cabinet design, and is the only cabinet that carries a full 10 year warranty. It has been designed with the latest defibrillators in mind, including the LifeLine VIEW, and the existing Cardiac Science G5 equipment.

For more information please contact the Charity at


084596 27739


Minimum specification for an external defibrillator cabinet:

  • IP65 in its end user configuration (with certification)
  • Meets BS7671 electrical safety regulations
  • Hi Visibility traffic yellow (meets highways guidelines)
  • Carry ILCOR AED signage (as opposed to black, white, red for example)
  • Be disability compliant
  • Use stainless steel locks (where locked)
  • Heated to prevent freezing of defibrillator, with thermal certification, BS7671 compliant.
  • Be backed by a governance system such as WebNos™



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

Registered Charity Number - 1132824