British Standard First Aid Kit Contents


The British Standard Compliant Workplace First Aid Kit contents are designed to take into account more modern and functional products encompassing a wider range of common workplace risks and are therefore more comprehensive than the previous HSE compliant kits.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in their latest First Aid at Work - Guidance on Regulations refer to these enhanced kits. The HSE states that 'Employers may wish to refer to British Standard BS8599 which provides further information on the contents of Workplace First Aid Kits'.

Contents and re-order codes

To help you check the stocks of your first aid supplies we have created the below table showing the required contents for a small, medium and large kit and the re-order code allowing you to easily place an order online or by contacting our friendly customer service team.

It is crucial that you check your first aid kits regularly to ensure that supplies are in date and that used stocks are immediately replaced.

Click here to download the British Standard First Aid Kit contents. This useful download means that you can print it out and take round with you when checking the contents of your first aid kits.

What size kit do I need?

The size of the kit required is dependent on a combination of the level of risk and the number of employees in the workplace. The table below provides guidance for employers but does not replace the requirement to carry out a risk assessment.

Special circumstances also need to be considered such as remoteness from medical service, special hazards such as the use of hydrofluoric acid and sites with several buildings. In these situations there may need to be more first aid kits than set out in the table.

Our range of British Standard Compliant First Aid Kits

Safety First Aid supply a range of British Standard Compliant first aid kits in various sizes and cases from value kits in vinyl wallets to fully stocked first aid cabinets. To view our range of British Standard Compliant First Aid Kits click here.

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