BERKELEY WI is offering a free session on how to use a defibrillator.

The familiarisation session will be held at Berkeley Town Hall on Saturday, April 13, from 11.30am to 1.30pm.

It will be run on a drop in basis.

A defibrillator, or defib, is a lightweight, battery-operated, portable device that checks the heart's rhythm and sends a shock to the heart to restore a normal rhythm. It's used to help people having sudden cardiac arrest.

When a defib is placed in a location accessible for the public to use, it is known as a public access defibrillator (PAD).

PADs contain simple audio and visual instructions which guide the user through the process.

There is a defib in Berkeley outside the Co-op.

Everyone is welcome to attend.