The BS-8599 First Aid Kits
New standards for the provision of First Aid within the workplace have been introduced. BS 8599- 1:2011.
The new BS-8599 First Aid kits are the only kits compliant with these standards. Employers are required to make a risk assessment to decide what the hazard levels are and how many employers are involved in the area to be covered.
We have provided a useful guide to help match your risk assessment to an appropriate BS-8599 kit.
|Category of Hazard||Number of Employees||Number and Size of First Aid Kits|
|Low Hazard e.g. shops, offices, libaries.||Less than 25||Small Kit|
|25 - 100||Medium Kit|
|More than 100||1 Large Kit per 100 employees|
|High Hazard e.g. most construction, work with dangerous machinery, chemical manufacture.||Less than 5||Small Kit|
|5 - 25||Medium Kit|
|More than 25||1 Large Kit per 25 employees|
|Lone Worker e.g. lorry drivers, travelling contractors.||1||1 Travel/ Lone Worker Kit per vehicle|