The Parish Council manage and maintain 5 Community Access Defibrillators in Drighlington situated at:

  • The Community Hub on Moorside Approach
  • Prashad at Drighlington Crossroads
  • The Railway Inn on Moorside Road
  • The Ironing Corner on Whitehall Road
  • J.W. Crowther on Bradford Road (near Gildersome roundabout)

Take a look at where your nearest Parish Council managed defib is with our location map.

All our defibs are registered with Yorkshire Ambulance Service and can be accessed by calling 999.

If you notice any problems with the defib cabinets or have any further questions please contact us on


Should a defibrillator be required in a case of cardiac arrest, an ambulance should be called on 999 and the call handler will be able to advise on the location and the code to access the locked cabinet.

Step 1: Turn the defibrillator on by pressing the green button and follow its instructions.

Step 2: Peel off the sticky pads and attach them to the patient’s skin, one on each side of the chest, as shown in the picture on the defibrillator.

Step 3: Once the pads have been attached, stop CPR and don’t touch the patient. The defibrillator will then analyse the patient’s heart rhythm.

Step 4: The defibrillator will assess whether a shock is needed and if so, it will tell you to press the shock button. An automatic defibrillator will shock the patient without prompt. Do not touch the patient while they are being shocked.

Step 5: The defibrillator will tell you when the shock has been delivered and whether you need to continue CPR.

Step 6: Continue with chest compressions and rescue breaths until the patient shows signs of life or the defibrillator tells you to stop so it can analyse the heartbeat again.