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Changes in the BS-8599 British Standard Workplace First Aid Kits

The New Standards first aid kits BS8599 were introduced June 2011 and are based on the number of employees.

These are not mandatory but tend to form a good cost –effective starting point. Additional items may be required based on you’re your first aid needs assessment.

First Aid kits must also be readily and quickly accessible, hence more than one kit may be required especially if the workplace is large and covers multiple floors.

Health and Safety (first aid) Regulations 1981 states:-

“An employer shall provide or ensure that there are provided such equipment and facilities as are adequate and appropriate in the circumstances for enabling first aid to be rendered to there employees if they are injured or become ill at work”

 BS-8599 British Standard Workplace First Aid Kits

                                  

Category of Hazard

Number of Employees

Number and size of

First Aid Kits

Low Hazard

e.g. Shops, Offices, Libraries etc.

Less than 25

25 – 100

More than 100

Small size kit

Medium size kit

1 Large kit per 100 Employees

High Hazard

 e.g. Light engineering and assembly work, food processing, warehousing, extensive work with dangerous machinery or sharp instruments, construction, chemical manufacture etc.

Less than 5

5 – 50

More than 50

 

Small size kit

Medium size kit

1 Large kit per 25 Employees

BSI Content

Small

Medium

Large

Travel

Guidance Leaflet                                           

1

1

1

1

Waterproof Asstd Plasters

40

60

100

10

Eye pads dressing with sterile bandage

2

3

4

-

Single use Triangular bandages 90cm x 127cm

2

3

4

1

Asstd safety pins

6

12

24

2

Medium HSE dressings 12cm x 12cm sterile unboxed

4

6

8

1

Large HSE dressings 18cm x 18cm sterile unboxed

1

2

2

1

Individual wrapped cleansing wipes

20

30

40

4

Disposable Nitrile gloves (pairs)

6

9

12

1

Resuscitation device with valve

1

1

2

1

Finger dressing with adhesive fixings 3.5cm

2

3

4

-

Conforming bandage 7.5cm x 4m

1

2

2

1

Microporous taps 2.5cm x 10m

1

1

1

1

Burn relief dressing 10cm x 10cm

1

2

2

1

Foil blanket - adult size

1

2

3

1

Eye wash 250ml

-

-

-

1

Universal shears small 6"

1

1

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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