Need to know what kind of first aid box or travel kit you need for the workplace?
There is a British Standard BS 8599 for first aid kits, not a regulatory requirement under the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 to purchase, that comply with this standard. Instead the contents of a first aid box is dependent on an employers first aid needs assessment. This means for employers following a needs assessment the options are: 1. Within your workplace you have access to a first aid kit whose contents complies with BS 8599 and matches or exceeds the findings from your needs assessment; or 2. Within your workplace you have access to a first aid kit whose contents matches the findings from your needs assessment but does not comply with the requirements of BS 8599.
Choose a complete refill from our range of British Standard BS 8599 compliant first aid kit refills and keep our business, school, college, healthcare facility, industry or any place of work in compliance with the regulations. Ensure all items in your first aid box, cabinet or grab bag are unopened, undamaged and in date. Select the Food Hygiene option if involved in catering, food service, hospitaility, kitchens, restaurants and delis.
|The table below shows the recommended contents of first aid boxes and travel kits in the United Kingdom|
|First Aid Guidance Leaflet||
|Sterile Eye Pads (No. 16) (bandage attached)||1||2||2||2|
|Individually Wrapped Triangular Bandages||1||2||3||4|
|Sterile Unmedicated Wound Dressings Medium (No. 8)||1||4||6||8|
|Sterile Unmedicated Wound Dressings Large (No. 9)||1||1||2||2|
|Sterile Unmedicated Wound Dressings Finger (No. 7)||-||2||3||4|
|Individually Wrapped Disinfectant Wipes||4||20||30||40|
|Paramedic Shears /Tuff Cut Scissors||1||1||1||1|
|Sterile Eye Wash 250ml||1||-||-||-|
|Resuscitation Barrier Device with Valve||1||1||1||1|
|Water Based Burns Dressing Small (10x10cm’s)||1||1||2||2|
|Conforming Bandage Bandage (7.5cm)||1||1||2||2|
|Micrporous Tape 2.5cm x 5m||1||1||1||1|
|Emergency Foil Blanket||1||1||2||3|