Can I request the installation of defibrillators on my stairs?

Defibrillator for neighborhood community stairs

Can I request the installation of defibrillators in my


Nowadays The installation of defibrillators it is a process that requires very little time compared to the benefits it offers to the space where it is installed. This device is usually seen in the reception area of ​​shopping centers, hotels, companies, town halls, etc.

Installation of defibrillators

It is currently present in a multitude of public and private spaces, always in easily accessible areas so that it can be used in an emergency.

What is a defibrillator?

A defibrillator is a device capable of providing the subject with an electric shock at the appropriate intensity level in order to restore a normal heart rhythm to the victim.

This tool makes it possible to prevent the person from going into cardiac arrest and offers the doctor the possibility of acting and trying to find a solution to the factors that produced this situation.

How do these devices work?

Before using these instruments, it is necessary to go through a course in the use of defibrillators and first aid. The purpose of these seminars is to instruct the participants so that they are able to provide initial care and use this equipment.

For their part, defibrillators are capable of detecting the heart rhythm of the affected person and trying to re-establish the heart rhythm so that it does not present a risk to the subject.

Are these devices mandatory?

Despite the importance of these instruments and the fact that every minute counts in this type of situation, these devices are not mandatory in all the territories of the peninsula.

On the other hand, in Catalonia it is mandatory to place them in different spaces of equal or more than 2.500 m2 or with daily traffic equal to 5.000 people, and it is the owner's responsibility to keep these equipment operational and at full capacity.

Can I put one of these devices on my staircase?

If you wish, it is possible to install one of these instruments in the hall of your apartment. Especially in cases in which it is an old building and in which many of the neighbors are elderly people or people with heart problems. It should not be forgotten that in these cases effective and rapid action can be crucial to guarantee the well-being of the affected person.

Is a cardioprotected space a location where there is a defibrillator?

A cardioprotected space is an environment in which all the necessary resources are available to treat a person who is suffering from cardiorespiratory arrest and needs immediate attention.

In such a way, it is not only necessary that the necessary devices to act be found in that location, but it is also necessary to have trained personnel. For this reason, once an emergency of this kind is detected, it is necessary to practice cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), use a defibrillator correctly and contact the emergency services.