Our British Standard compliant workplace first aid kits 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 our 'HSE compliant' kits.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) refer to these enhanced British Standard first aid kits in their latest First Aid at Work - Guidance on Regulations publication. The HSE states that "employers may wish to refer to British Standard BS 8599 which provides further information on the contents of workplace first aid kits."

The below table shows the minimum required contents for small, medium and large first aid kits in order for them to comply with the British Standard for first aid, BS8599-1:2019. Kits may exceed these contents requirements and still be considered BS8599-1 compliant.

British standard first aid kit contents

BS8599-1, updated on the 1st of January 2019, also includes specifications for travel and motoring first aid kits, personal issue first aid kits and critical injury packs. Safety First Aid supply all of these kits, and all British Standard kits are compliant with the minimum contents et out in the updated 2019 standard.

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.

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 services, 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. Personal issue kits, travel kits and/or critical injury packs may also be necessary.

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. View our range of British Standard Compliant First Aid Kits.