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Contents of British Standard Compliant (BS 8599-1)
First Aid Kits for the Workplace

Contents Small  Medium Large Travel
F/A guidance leaflet 1 1 1 1
Medium sterile dressing 4 6 8 1
Large sterile dressing 1 2 2 1
Triangular dressing 2 3 4 2
Safety pins 12 12 24 12
Eye dressing 2 3 4  1
Adhesive dressings 40 60  100 20
Sterile wet wipe 20  30 40  4
Microporous tape 1 1 1  1
Nitrile gloves - pair 6  9  12 1
Face shield  1  2 3  1
Foil blanket 1 2 3 1
Burn dressing 10 x 10cm 1 2  2 1
Clothing shears 1 1  1 1
Conforming bandage  1 2 2 1
Finger dressing 2 3  4 0
Sterile eyewash 250ml  0 0 0 1

The size of the first aid kit required is a combination of the level of risk
and the number of employees in the workplace

Risk / # Employees

 

 

 

we suggest:

 

Small

British Standard First Aid Box BS 8599-1 25 Employees

Medium

British Standard Compliant Deluxe Medium

Large

British Standard Compliant First Aid Box BS 8599-1

Low risk / less than 25 1    
Low risk / 25-100   1  
Low risk / 100 +     1
High risk / less than 5 1    
High risk / 5-25   1  
High risk / 25 +     1

First Aid Kit to British Standard for Travel (appropriate for 1 person)

This information is for guidance only: you should carry out a risk assessment for each workplace.

  • Low risk environments includes offices, libraries, shops etc.
  • High risk workplaces include engineering, processing, warehousing, construction and manufacture.

Contents of British Standard Compliant (BS 8599-2)
First Aid Kits for Motor Vehicles

Contents Small Medium Large
F/A guidance leaflet 1 1 1
Medium trauma dressing 1 1 2
Large trauma dressing      1
Triangular dressing   1 2
Adhesive plaster  5 10 20
Adherent dressing large   1 2
Sterile wet wipe 5 10 20
Sterile dressing ambulance   1 2
Nitrile gloves - pair 1 2 5
Face shield 1 1 2
Foil blanket   1 3
Burn dressing 10 x 10cm 1 2 4
Clothing shears 1 1 1

The type of vehicle & the size of the vehicle first aid kit required

Number of passengers/vehicle type

 

 

 

 

 

Small

 British Standard First Aid Kit Motorcycles BS 8599-2

Medium

 

British Standard Compliant Car First Aid Kit BS8M443-3011_Moto_MediumBS8599.jpg599-2

Large

 

British Standard Compliant Large Vehicle First Aid Box BS 8599-2

1-3 Motorcycles, mopeds, quads 1    
1-8 Cars, vans, taxis & commercial vehicles   1  
1-16 Minibuses, small buses     1
17+ Buses, coaches     2