Automated External Defibrillators on Port

Automated External Defibrillators on Port

Napier Port has a number Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) located in easily accessible locations across the port for staff, mariners, port users and the public in the event of an emergency.

AEDs are portable electronic devices that automatically assess the condition of a person’s heart in the event of an apparent Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and administer an electric shock if needed.

Given the number of people who are on port at any given time, it’s important that port users know about these important devices and where they are located.

AED Locations on Port

Staff, tenants and port users are encouraged to locate their nearest defibrillator within the buildings that they use.

On port defibrillators are located in the following locations:

  • Port Administration Building (PCB) Ground Floor – wall mounted next to the entrance of operations
  • Warehouse Shed 4 – wall mounted inside the office
  • Thames Street I Depot – wall mounted inside the office
  • Thames Street II Depot – wall mounted inside the Portacom
  • Security Vehicle (MT51) – inside rear of van
  • Emergency Response vehicle (MT01) – inside rear of van
  • Emergency Response vehicle (MV02) – inside rear of van

AEDs save lives

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is one of the leading causes of death in New Zealand. It can happen to anyone – anywhere. Having an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) in your workplace or community can make the difference between life and death.

An AED can increase someone’s survival chances by up to 44 percent. Without an AED the chance of survival decreases by 10 percent for each minute that passes without defibrillation.

Modern AEDs, such as the models used by Napier Port, are designed to be used by someone with little or no training. Using visual and voice prompts, AEDs guide users through an emergency by diagnosing the victim’s heart rhythm. AEDs are important as they strengthen the Chain of Survival.

Chain of Survival

When someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) outside of hospital, there’s a chain of events, known as the Chain of Survival, which can increase their chance of survival.

When implemented early in a cardiac event, the Chain of Survival – made up of six links – can improve chances of survival dramatically.

  • Early recognition that a cardiac arrest has occurred, awareness and understanding the signs
  • Access to emergency services – dial 111 and the Port Security Unit on +64 6 833 4440
  • Early access to CPR – be ready to act
  • Early access to defibrillation – knowing the location and use of nearest AED
  • Advanced care – ambulance services.
  • Post resuscitation treatment – in the hospital.

Using an AED

AEDs are simple and safe to use, and are designed to deliver a shock only if it determines a heart needs it.

An AED is a lightweight, portable device that that analyses the heart’s rhythm in the event of an apparent Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), and if necessary, delivers an electric shock, known as defibrillation, to help restore the heart’s natural rhythm.

The LIFEPAK CR® Plus AED is semi-automatic, with a simple three-step process that gives the first person to respond to a Sudden Cardiac Arrest victim the confidence they need to help save a life.

A responder only needs to:

  • Turn on the device
  • Follow the audible and visual prompts given by the device
  • Apply the QUIK-PAK™ electrode pads to the victim

CPR Information 

For more information about CPR and Basic Life Support please click on the flyer here.

The rule of thumb for CPR is ’30-to-2, no matter who’. Rescuers should attempt two breaths after each cycle of 30 compressions. For each compression, the chest should be compressed by at least one-third the diameter of the person receiving CPR.

Additionally, for general emergency preparedness information you can view Napier Port’s Emergency Procedures Flip Chart here.

Contact Us

If you would like additional information about the AEDs at Napier Port or have any queries, please contact our Health & Safety team: or +64 (6) 833 4317.