Defibrillator locations and use

UWE Bristol has automated external defibrillators (AED) that are available to our students, staff, visitors and the local community.

In case of emergency, please call +44 (0)117 328 9999 on a mobile, or 9999 if you’re using a telephone connected to the University network.

Defibrillator locations

During an emergency call, if the Ambulance Centre advises that a defibrillator is appropriate, you will be given instructions on where to find the nearest available device.

These defibrillators are located on external walls and are always accessible:

Frenchay Campus

  • Bus terminus – next to the footpath leading to G Block
  • Centre for Sport – to the left of the main entrance
  • The Students’ Union at UWE building – to the left of the entrance to U Block

Glenside Campus

  • On the courtyard wall of C Block as you approach the main entrance/Information Point

Bower Ashton Campus

  • Opposite the main entrance, on the pathway next to C Block

UWE Bristol, Gloucester Campus

There's also a defibrillator in Alexandra Warehouse that's available from Monday to Friday during office hours (09:00–17:00).

How to use a defibrillator

A defibrillator is a portable electronic device that can be used in the event of sudden cardiac arrest. It analyses a person's heart rhythm and, if needed, delivers an electrical charge to the heart to establish a regular heartbeat.

It can be used with little or no training, and will monitor whether compressions during cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are effective. You'll be guided by voice commands telling you whether to push harder, faster or slower, or if you are doing good compressions – as well as determining when a shock is required.

The devices are failsafe and will not administer a shock unless a particular heartbeat is detected.

Watch a demonstration of a defibrillator being used.

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