Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
We believe parkrun is a safe environment for the community to get together and participate in physical activity as walkers, joggers, runners, or volunteers.
We are working towards a global position where all parkrun events will have direct access to an AED. However, whilst all Australian, Irish, Japanese and UK 5k events have this already, coverage does vary around the world.
Where an event does have direct access to an AED we ask that Run Directors mention the whereabouts of the AED in the first timer’s and pre-event brief every week, and ensure that it is detailed in the risk assessment and on the event’s health and safety lanyards.
If an event team know, in advance of their event, that the AED will not be available on the day they must attempt to locate a replacement. If they require assistance, they should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If by Friday 12 pm local time, this is not possible the event must be cancelled immediately citing this as the reason for cancellation on WebFMS.
When carrying out the pre-event setup, if the team find the AED is not available or not in working order, the event must be cancelled citing this as the reason for cancellation on WebFMS.