In any medical emergency, first call 999.
The village defibrillator is in a locked yellow cabinet which is attached to the outside wall of Church Farm Dairy in the centre of Semley. The box is locked and the code that unlocks it is –
The code can also be obtained by dialling 999 (the postcode for the Village Hall is SP7 9AS).
In the event of a mistake in entering the code, just start again with C (pressing C resets the locking mechanism).
Residents are encouraged to make a separate note of the code for ready access – whilst keeping it safe to safeguard the defibrillator from vandalism or theft.
When you open the defibrillator, it will talk to you and give clear instructions what to do.
You do not need to be medically trained to use a defibrillator.
If you are able to administer CPR you should do so, and it is advisable to call someone else to go and fetch the defibrillator or phone.
The defibrillator is straightforward to operate: just open it and follow the voice instructions. Every time the defibrillator is opened it is a drain on the battery, so should only be used in an emergency. If the defibrillator is used, it is essential that residents inform the parish council so the pads can be replaced.