The Community Heartbeat Trust charity has always been at the forefront of new ways to deliver life-saving defibrillators to communities. We were the very first to approach BT to convert red K6 style kiosks, and set the standards for this; we were the first to offer a Governance system for the management of defibrillator; we were the first to design and build a standardised yellow cabinet for defibrillator storage; we are the only charity to independently test all defibrillator equipment as to its suitability for public use, and in 2020 we were the first to offer a comprehensive monitored defibrillator cabinet to the UK market.

In 2018 we started working with the advertising group, JC Decaux, to help place up to 500 communication hubs into high footfall areas with defibrillators integral to the design, and also with the opportunities for public health information, particularly how to save a life information.

Working with JCDecaux UK, in addition to the defibrillator, the new kiosks will include a range of public services including an accessible payphone, Wi-Fi and USB charging stations, and a 32" interactive touch screen with wayfinding, pubic education and council information – all paid for by advertising.

The kiosks use the high technology Zoll AED 3 defibrillator equipment, with visualised instructions for ease of use, and also Chest Compression feedback and coaching, resulting in higher levels of public confidence, and higher levels of successful rescues. Public training programmes accompany the placements, and the defibrillators have a full service contract in place to ensure sustainability.

To date these innovative solutions have been placed in Cardiff, Leeds, Newcastle, Birmingham, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Northampton, Stoke on Trent, and many other locations. We intend that all major cities in the UK will have these facilities, representing not only a potential for life-saving, but also opportunities for health education, and public information.

The kiosks carry an 86", high-definition Digital 6-sheet advertising display, enabling national advertisers and local businesses to keep the public up-to-date with relevant and timely brand messaging. On the reverse, there is 32” high resolution interactive display, that can be configured for every local need, to include educational material, tourist information, heath updates, and also play videos on health matters, such as how to save a life. Below the 32” screen is the cupboard with the defibrillator, accessible by calling 999 and asking for the ambulance service. At the same time rescue information is displayed. A telephone; a 999 intercom, WiFi HotSpot and a mobile phone recharging point are also supplied.

The ability to offer and show health information, opens up opportunities for local ambulance services, hospital trusts, health boards, community councils, Departments of Health and local educational establishments to display information in an interactive manner. To access this, please contact CHT in the first instance.

Phil Drye, Chief Commercial Development Officer at JCDecaux UK said, “JCDecaux has worked closely with The Community Heartbeat Trust charity to bring these defibrillators to some of the UK’s busiest streets – providing a valuable public service that could save lives when time is of the essence. This innovative project is located in the busiest locations where people are out shopping, commuting and socialising, benefiting residents and tourists as well as local and national organisations.”

To learn more about JCDecaux visit there website at


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