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Automated External Defibrillators (AED's)

Automated External Defibrillators (AED's)

‌There are a total of 35 Automated External Defibrillators (AED's) located across the main UCD Belfield Campus, 3 on the UCD Blackrock Campus and one each in Lyons Estate and Belfield Office Park (Block 9 and 10). All AED's have been placed in prominent locations at main entrances to buildings.    


In the event that an AED is required, call the UCD Emergency Line on 7999 or 01 716 7999 from a mobile. 

The individual AED locations for each building in UCD are listed below and shown in the interactive map. For further information, please contact sirc@ucd.ie.  

Belfield Campus AED Locations:

  • Agriculture & Food Science - Entrance Lobby
  • Arts Annexe Geary Institute - Entrance Lobby
  • Campus Services - Mobile Jeep x4
  • Computer Science Centre - Main Entrance Lobby
  • Conway Institute - Undergraduate Area
  • Engineering & Materials Science Centre - First Floor
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins (Restaurant) - Entrance Lobby
  • Health Sciences - Entrance Lobby
  • James Joyce Library - Admissions Desk
  • Newman Building - Main Entrance Lobby
  • Newstead - Entrance Lobby
  • Newstead Block C - Institute for Sport & Health
  • Nova UCD
  • National Virus Reference Lab (NVRL) - Reception
  • O'Reilly Hall
  • President's Lodge
  • Quinn S.O. Business - Reception Desk
  • Richview Architecture Building – Main Entrance Lobby
  • Roebuck Offices - Main Entrance Lobby
  • Rosemount Environmental Research Station
  • SBI (Systems Biology Ireland) - SBI Reception
  • Science East - Ground Floor Entrance Lobby
  • Science North - Ground Floor Entrance Lobby
  • Science South - Ground Floor Entrance Lobby
  • Science West - First Floor Entrance Lobby
  • Sports Centre - Reception
  • Sports Centre - Rear Exit
  • Student Centre - Astra Reception Desk
  • Student Health Centre
  • Tierney Building – Main Entrance Lobby
  • UCD Bowl
  • Veterinary Hospital
  • Veterinary Science - Entrance Lobby
Blackrock Campus AED Locations:
  • Blackrock Smurfit S.O. Business - Services Desk
  • Blackrock Smurfit S.O. Business - Library Corridor
  • Blackrock Smurfit S.O. Business - Management House Lobby Area
Lyons Estate AED Location:
  • Farm Office
Belfield Office Park AED Location:
  • Blocks 9 and 10 Entrance Lobby / Nexus UCD

HeartSaver CPR/AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Training

Training in the use of an AED is available through the UCD SIRC Office, contact sirc@ucd.ie to arrange or sign up HERE.

Aimed at

Administrative and Support staff, Academic / Research staff, Technical Officers, Postgraduate Students

This course is open to all staff members who wish to know how to use the Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) which are located around the UCD campus. Certification is accredited by the Irish Heart Foundation/ American Heart Association and is valid for two years.


The Heartsaver CPR AED Course teaches you the basic techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the relief of choking for adults and children. 

  • Adult CPR
  • Child CPR
  • Use of Face Mask Barrier Devices
  • Adult Choking - Conscious and Unconscious
  • Child Choking - Conscious and Unconscious
  • Safe and effective use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Special considerations when using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Skills Group Practice

This course is run based upon sufficient demand. Please complete the expressions of interest form below or contact the UCD SIRC Office at sirc@ucd.ie for further information. 

The UCD Advice for First Aid Responders: COVID 19 guide is intended to provide some practical guidance and reassurance to First Aid Responders [FAR] in UCD.

To minimise risk, it is advised that all UCD First Aid Responders should avoid close contact with a person who may require first aid on campus, unless absolutely necessary or if Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available.

To request first aid assistance, persons should immediately contact the UCD 24-hour Emergency Line on Ext. 7999 or 01 716 7999 from a mobile.

The 7999 first aid responders have access to PPE and can respond to first aid requests.

Patients in cardiac arrest should have compression only CPR applied. Do not give mouth to mouth rescue breaths.

Call the UCD Emergency Line on ext. 7999 for assistance and use an AED as soon as possible. See locations of AED’s in UCD.

Further advice and information

UCD Advice for First Aid Responders: COVID 19_Rev.0 June 2020

Order of Malta Ireland Guidelines on First Aid in the workplace

PHECC Covid 19 Advice for Responders

HSE advice on Performing CPR

HPSC Guidance on CPR in the context of Covid 19

Contact UCD SIRC Office

University SIRC Office, Roebuck Castle, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 8768 | E: sirc@ucd.ie