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The Guinness Partnership

AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Training


The Guinness Partnership was established in 1890 by philanthropist Sir Edward Cecil Guinness, who donated £200,000 and £50,000 to establish the Guinness Trust in London, and the Dublin Fund (later to become the Iveagh Trust) respectively.

Sir Edward's aim was to create opportunities for, and improve the lives of ordinary people, many of whom were unable to afford their own home.

More than 125 years later, The Guinness Partnership has enabled thousands of families to benefit from the vision of their founder, and currently operate 66,000 homes, with more than 70% of these let at a social or affordable rent, while approximately 10,000 are owned or part-owned by the occupants.

The Guinness Partnership also provides homes for older people, along with a range of care services including care at home and extra care, supported, and retirement living, delivering more than 10,000 hours of care each week.


When The Guinness Partnership purchased four Mediana HeartOn A15 Defibrillators from Office Depot for their London and Milton Keynes offices, they were keen to ensure that key individuals were both competent and comfortable in their use.

Their Office Depot Key Account Manager identified this as an area in which we could provide support, by arranging training through the Office Depot Logistics School of Excellence, aligned to The Guinness Partnership’s budgetary and scheduling requirements.

Timed to coincide with the arrival of the defibrillators, the training was delivered to seven individuals across two days, and covered AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training, CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), and Basic Life Support techniques.

As a result, The Guinness Partnership now has four AEDs and seven representatives trained in their use, as well as other emergency life-saving techniques, across two locations, demonstrating a positive and pro-active approach to the wellbeing of their workforce, clients and visitors.

7 trained individuals
4 AEDs across 2 locations
AED, CPR and basic life support skills