We asses defibrillators based on their suitability for community use and a similar classification is used for the cabinets. Those passing the tests are given the ‘ShockBox’ marque as a signal of quality, safety and suitability for community use. Put simply they are quality, ISO rated and have to meet international quality standards. Click or tap below to view. 


  • They have been tested by CHT to be declared fit for purpose.
  • Paint is UV stabilised, and will not degrade in sunlight.
  • Door seals are ISO rated and have not been painted over, or otherwise compromised.
  • They have low levels of condensation.
  • They are electrically safe, meeting relevant BSi regulations and guidance
  • If heated, the heater is appropriate for the task and will not cause overheating thermal yo-yo’ing, dangerous ‘hotspots’ and other items that may cause damage to the equipment, or overheat the external wall of the cabinet.
  • They do not discriminate against sectors of the public and are compliant to relevant Disability or Discrimination legislation
  • They are certified as being IP65 in their end-user state. i.e they are water, dust and insect resistant in the condition they will be used (not in the factory).
  • They come complete and ready to use and do not have to be self-assembled. Self-assembly means that the
    functionality, structure, anti-rust, and IP rating cannot be guaranteed.
  • Where locked, the locks are of a high standard made from stainless steel – we avoid electronic and aluminium locks, or those designed for indoor use, due to the potential to malfunction.
  • They carry instructions in ICON format and have features that allow panicking, dyslexic, or non-English speakers to open.
  • They carry the international ILCOR AED symbology
  • They are highly visible traffic yellow, meeting highways regulations.
  • They come with multi-year warranties against failure.
  • They are backed by a support service from the manufacturer. Cabinets do fail, and as these contain medical devices, need urgent attention to rectify.
  • They are designed for purpose, not just adapted from other uses, with the word "Defibrillator" printed on.



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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