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PE01707: Public Access Defibrillators


Petitioner: Kathleen Orr


Date Lodged: 31 October 2018

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to introduce a requirement for all new build or newly renovated or re-purposed buildings with a floorspace of over 7500m2 to have a public access defibrillator (PAD) fitted to the exterior of the building, for public use, and for the PADs to be officially registered.

Petition History:

The petitioner has collected 900 offline signatures.


22 November 2018: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, the British Heart Foundation, Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland, Resuscitation Council UK, the Scottish Ambulance Service, St Andrew's First Aid, St John Scotland and COSLA. Link to Official Report of 22 November 2018 (717KB pdf)

6 June 2019: The Committee agreed to hold a roundtable evidence session on the petition, and to delegate authority to the clerks to identify which stakeholders the Committee should take evidence from. Link to Official Report of Meeting 6 June 2019

Written Submissions:

What do you think would be the potential advantages or disadvantages of having PADs fitted to all buildings with a "large footprint"?

How important do you think it is for PADs to be registered?

Do you have any other suggestions on this issue?

Defibrillators should be readily available in every large public building. It should be part of the essential medical kit . Numerous lives could and will be saved if these are in as many locations as possible.

Maureen Williams

7:43 on 29 Sep 2018

This is what a good charity and this family does to help other children in life by having a fighting chance in there life that Jayden couldnt have rest in peace wee man love n miss u loads

Daniel Doyle

9:02 on 28 Sep 2018

Should be in all public places

Phyllis McNeil

23:11 on 24 Sep 2018

They should be available every where when needed


13:38 on 24 Sep 2018

These should be all round public places and especially schools .

Mandy Brown

23:25 on 23 Sep 2018

If it helps save a life then it's all very worth it

Elaine Ferguson

22:50 on 23 Sep 2018

A life saving equipment which should be placed in all schools and public places!

Amber hall

11:44 on 22 Sep 2018

This is a vital piece of equipment. We hear more and more of people who could have been saved if this equipment was available there and then. You cannot put a price on a life.

Gillian Atkinson

22:50 on 21 Sep 2018

This petition must be passed for all public places to have a Defib

Margaret Long

22:12 on 21 Sep 2018

Have been through the same challenge lost family member to heart failure

Sam Turner

19:26 on 21 Sep 2018

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