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First Aid Kit FAQ

The British Standards Institute (BSI) and Health & Safety Executive (HSE)

As a world renown standards authority the BSI have developed a full set of first aid kit recommendations that build upon the requirements of The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. The British Standard BS 8599-1 specification for the contents of workplace first aid kits recommends appropriate equipment and consumables for addressing injury risks across a range of environments.

To comply with these regulations and standards we offer a great choice of kits that are carefully designed to meet the HSE or BS recommendations. 

Catering First Aid Kits

Our catering first aid kits are compliant with BSI standards. Our catering first aid kits are well stocked with blue detectable plasters to deal with cuts and abrasions that can occur in a busy kitchen.

British Standard BS8599-1 first aid kits

BSI kits feature additional and more comprehensive contents to those minimum requirements set out in the L74 Guidance on Regulations. These kits are developed with further items intended to address a wider range of the more common workplace risks.

The BS8599-1 standards establish enhanced minimum first aid kit recommendations that take account of the varying provision levels suitable for the risk category and the number of workers in the assessed workplace.

What size of kit do I need?

In assessing the most appropriate size of kit, consideration should be given to both the level of risk and the number of employees in the workplace. The following table will provide general guidance, whilst actual requirements should be based upon a workplace specific risk assessment.

Click here to view our range of first aid kits for both the workplace and home.