First Aid Kit (BS8599-1 Compliant) – Small

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Small First Aid Kit.

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Key features Fully stocked to help you comply with British Standard requirements. Supplied in a durable hinged case. Minimum contents required.
BS-8599 CONTENTS FIRST AID KIT SIZES
SMALL MEDIUM LARGE TRAVEL
Burn Relief Dressing 10cm x 10cm 1 2 2 1
Washproof Assorted Plasters 40 60 100 10
Eye Pad Dressing with Bandage Sterile 2 3 4 1
Foil Blanket Adult Size 1 2 3 1
Large HSE Dressing 18cm x 18cm Sterile Unboxed 1 2 2 1
Medium HSE Dressing 12cm x 12cm Sterile Unboxed 4 6 8 1
Nitrile Gloves Pair 6 9 12 1
Mouth to mouth Resuscitation Device with Valve 1 1 2 1
Finger Dressing with Adhesive Fixing 3.5cm 2 3 4 -
First Aid Guidance Leaflet 1 1 1 1
Conforming Bandage 7.5cm x 4m 1 2 2 1
Microporous Tape 2.5cm x 5m 1 1 1 1
Cleansing Wipes 20 30 40 4
Safety Pins Assorted 6 12 24 2
Single Use Triangular Bandage 90cm x 127cm 2 3 4 1
Universal Shears Small 6" 1 1 1 1
Eye Wash 250ml - - - 1

Employers are required to make a risk assessment to decide what the hazard levels are and how many employees are involved in the area to be covered.

Low hazard e.g. shops, offices, libraries etc.
Number of employees Size of First Aid Kit
Less than 25 employees Small size kit
25 - 100 employees Medium size kit
More than 100 employees 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 employees Small size kit
5 - 25 employees Medium size kit
More than 25 employees 1 Large kit per 25 employees
About BS 8599-1 Until now, there have been few guidelines on what a first aid kit should contain. And what guidelines do exist, are out of date. So, in an emergency, businesses can find their kits lack the essentials, or include outdated and inadequate components. And some kits currently in use are full of waste components that first aiders can't use. The standard recommends the correct number of plasters etc for small, medium, large or travel-size kits and also recommends how many kits are needed depending on the size of the organization. Conformity to the standard will mean that anyone using the kit, and patients, are protected from inferior first aid materials. Compliance with this standard demonstrates that the kits are a better product and enable you to better meet your heath and safety obligations under the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines. BS 8599-1 is the standard that sets the minimum level that first aid kits should conform to. Requirements are also given for the container holding the components. The new BS 8599-1 standard takes into account more modern and functional products encompassing a wider range of common workplace risks. Some changes include:
  • increased number of disposable gloves;
  • fewer triangular bandages as they are no longer used for the immobilisation of limb injuries;
  • introduction of smaller absorbent wound dressings for finger injuries, where a plaster will not be sufficient;
  • introduction of tearable non-woven, hypoallergenic adhesive tape to secure bandages without using safety pins;
  • introduction of water-based sterile gel burn dressings (which do not require any pre-cooling with water) and a conforming bandage to secure it;
  • introduction of a resuscitation face shield to provide a protective barrier for first aiders administering mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Workplace first aid kits can be complemented by other items that have been identified during a risk assessment if necessary. Where there are unusual hazards that are specific to a particular undertaking or workplace environment, such as the use of hydrofluoric acid, workplace first aid kits should be supplemented with additional, appropriate components.

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