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First Aid Kits

 NEW British Standard Workplace First Aid Kits

HSE: 'Employers may wish to refer to British Standard BS8599 which provides further information on the contents of workplace first aid kits. Whether using a first aid kit complying to BS8599 or an alternative kit, the contents should reflect the outcome of a first aid needs assessment'

How to make sure you meet the new BS8599-1 Standard...

 

1.    Undertake a First Aid needs assessment: 
LOW RISK (e.g. shops, offices, libraries etc.)
HIGH RISK (e.g. light engineering and assembly work, food processing, warehousing, extensive work with dangerous machinery or sharp instruments, construction, chemical manufacture etc). 

2.     Based on risk, choose the appropriate British Standard First Aid Kit: 
SMALL KIT USAGE GUIDELINES
LOW RISK   Less than 25 employees    
HIGH RISK   Less than 5 employees

MEDIUM KIT USAGE GUIDELINES
LOW RISK   25-100 employees    
HIGH RISK   5-25 employees

LARGE KIT USAGE GUIDELINES
LOW RISK     1 Large Kit per 100 employees    
HIGH RISK     1 Large Kit per 25 employees