What signage should I have for my AED?

What signage should I have for my AED?

What Signage Should I Have For My AED?

The most important question to answer when placing an AED sign is, “Will my AED wall sign be visible and easy to spot?” When placing your AED signage, take into account the type of sign, placement requirements, and the kind of building it is being placed in.

Each state has specific AED signage guidelines and requirements but there are a few general guidelines note…

  • Place AED wall signs close to the AED, typically directly above the AED cabinet.
  • The ADA states that the AED wall sign must be approximately 7 feet above the ground.
  • It’s important for the colors to be bright and bold so it is easily visible.
  • Ensure there are no obstructions that would make your sign less visible such as other signs, objects, or banners.

Cardio Partners offers four different types of signs:

  • Flat AED wall sign
  • Triangular AED wall sign
  • Left and right directional AED wall signs
  • AED window decal

Flat AED wall sign

This AED wall sign sits flat against the wall, making it less visible in larger facilities. It is often used in small offices.

Triangular AED wall sign

The “tri-sign” is V-shaped and sticks out of the wall and is highly visible from farther distances. It is typically used for larger buildings such as department stores, churches, airports, etc. 

Left and right directional AED wall signs

These directional signs are used in addition to the flat and triangular wall sign. These can be used in all types of facilities but are more common in larger facilities. These signs are used to point the bystander in the direction of the AED.

AED window decal

The AED window decal is usually placed on the main door/doors of a facility to let customers know there is an AED on-site.


AED signage is a crucial part of a successful AED program. By spending less time searching for the AED, the quicker you can help the victim.