British Standard for First Aid Kits - BS-8599-1:2011
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THE NEW BRITISH STANDARD FOR FIRST AID KITS: BS-8599-1:2011
BSI compliant first aid kits now come in four sizes: travel, small, medium and large.
Unsure what first aid kit you need for your workplace? View our helpful BSI workplace first aid kit guide.
Why are First Aid Kits changing?
Since 1997, one, ten, twenty and fifty person kits have been the workplace standard. However changing workplace environments, risk awareness and first aid protocols have required new first aid products to be developed by the British Healthcare Trade Association (BHTA) and the British Standards Institute (BSI) to help provide more effective first aid and has led to the establishment of the new standard of workplace first aid kits: BS-8599-1:2011
The 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 his employees if they are injured or become ill at work".
The introduction of the new British Standard means any person or organisation who continues to provide the old style one, ten, twenty and fifty person kits is no longer compliant with their obligations under The Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981.
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