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The Western Australian Government has mandated all public schools must have a defibrillator or AED installed by 30 June 2024.


Is your local school ready?

The Director General of Education has mandated the installation of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in all public schools across Western Australia by 30 June 2024, as part of a comprehensive effort to enhance safety and preparedness within educational settings. This initiative, underscores the critical importance of preparedness for cardiac emergencies in our schools.

Why This Matters

This mandate represents not just a substantial business opportunity but also a chance for us to contribute meaningfully to our communities by ensuring the safety and well-being of students and staff across schools in WA. As a partner of Aero Healthcare, you are on the frontline of this crucial initiative, providing the essential tools that schools need to become heart-safe environments.

What This Mean For Schools in WA

Mandatory Installation

Under the new 2023/2024 mandate, it is compulsory for all WA public schools to install at least one AED on their premises by June 30, 2024. This regulation underscores the proven effectiveness of AEDs, which have been shown to double the chances of survival following a cardiac arrest. Compliance with this mandate is essential and non-negotiable, reflecting our commitment to safeguarding the lives of students and staff.

Strategic Placement

To maximize effectiveness, the mandate specifies that AEDs must be installed in easily accessible locations. Every endeavour must be made to install an AED on the outside wall of the administration building. This placement strategy ensures that the devices are highly visible and easily accessible to everyone within the school community, facilitating rapid response in emergencies.

AED Signage

Visibility is further enhanced by having clear signage for all AED installations. This ensures that anyone on school grounds can quickly identify and access the AED during a critical health emergency, saving valuable time when every second counts. It is recommended that every AED installed should be equipped with adequate signage.

AED Maintenance

Ensuring the AED is in optimal working condition is crucial. The device must be stored in a dust-free and water-free environment, shielded from extreme temperatures. We recommend housing the AED in a sealed, shaded outdoor cabinet to protect it from environmental elements and ensure its reliability when needed most. To see our range of AED cabinets click here

What This Means for First Aid Providers in WA

  • Expanded Market: This mandate significantly expands the market for AEDs, opening up numerous opportunities for you to engage with public schools in need of compliant and reliable AED solutions.
  • Community Impact: By supplying AEDs to schools, you’re playing a pivotal role in safeguarding the lives of thousands of students and educators, reinforcing the critical importance of having accessible life-saving equipment in public spaces.
  • Strategic Partnerships: This is an opportune moment to foster partnerships with educational institutions, positioning your business as a key player in their safety and compliance strategies.

How can you ensure your local school is ready?

  • Engage Proactively: Reach out to schools in your area to discuss their AED needs, emphasizing the mandate’s requirements and the deadline.
  • Educate Your Clients: Inform schools about the importance of AEDs in enhancing the safety of their environments and how your offerings align with the mandate’s specifications.
  • Offer Comprehensive Solutions: Position yourself as a one-stop solution for AED procurement, installation, and training, making the process as seamless as possible for schools.

This is more than a business opportunity; it’s a chance to make a difference. Let’s work together to equip WA schools with the life-saving technology they need, while also expanding your business and reinforcing your commitment to community well-being.


Our Commitment

We are committed to supporting you through this opportunity by ensuring that our AEDs meet the stringent standards required by the mandate. We will also provide comprehensive support in terms of product information and installation guidance.


At Aero Healthcare, we recommend the Heartsine range of products for WA Schools. Click below to find out more about these devices.