FIRST AID BOXES

First Aid Boxes

First Aid kits should be identified by a white cross on a green background as demonstrated by the first aid box to the left.

First Aid Kits come under British Standard BS8599-1, however it is not a regulatory requirement under the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 to purchase kits that comply with this standard.

Instead a first aid box’s contents are dependent on an employers first aid needs assessment.

This means for employers following a needs assessment the options are:

  • Within your workplace you have access to a first aid kit whose contents complies with BS8599-1 and matches or exceeds the findings from your needs assessment;

or

  • Within your workplace you have access to a first aid kit whose contents matches the findings from your needs assessment but does not comply with the requirements of BS8599-1.

Recommended Kit Size:

Small

Medium

Large

Travel

Paediatric

Lower Risk:
e.g. Offices, shops and libraries etc.

Less than 25 employees

25 – 100
employees

More than 100 employees

Per vehicle

Paediatric Settings

Higher Risk:
e.g. Food processing, assembly work, warehousing, engineering, construction, manufacturing etc

Less than
5 employees

5 – 25
employees

More than 25 employees

Per vehicle

Contents

First aid guidance leaflet

1

1

1

1

1

Contents List

1

1

1

1

1

Disposable gloves

6

9

12

1

6

Resuscitation face shield

1

1

2

1

1

Water Resistant plasters
(Blue plasters for food handlers)

40

60

100

10

20

Medium sterile dressing (12 x 12 cm)

4

6

8

1

6

Large sterile dressing (18 x 18 cm)

1

2

2

1

2

Eye pad sterile dressing

2

3

4

1

2

Finger sterile dressing

2

3

4

1

Burn dressing (10 x 10 cm)

1

2

2

1

Triangular bandage

2

3

4

1

4

Conforming bandage (7.5 cm wide)

1

2

2

1

2

Alcohol free moist cleaning wipes

20

30

40

4

Safety pins

6

12

24

2

6

Adhesive tape (2.5 cm wide)

1

1

1

1

1

Emergency Foil blanket

1

2

3

1

1

Sterile eye wash (250ml)

1

4

Clothes Removers (Scissors)

1

1

1

1

1

Biohazard Bin bag

1

2

3

1

1

Disposable Apron

1

2

3

1

1

Tweezers

1 Pair

1 Pair

1 Pair

1 Pair

1 pair

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