First Aid Kits

Welcome to our First Aid Kit Page
Here we will try to answer some of the popular questions we are asked on a regular basis-and maybe tempt you to order some kits from our comprehensive range in our catalogue!!

What size kit do I need?
Where should I keep my first Aid kit?
What are the contents of a first aid kit?
How many first aid kits do I need?
Can I keep medicines in my first aid kit?
Are there more comprehensive kits available for high risk workplaces?

Are there kits available for sports?
What is the British Standard for First Aid kits?
Is there a kit available specifically for schools?
Can you buy kits for burns and eye injuries?
I have heard that the contents of a first aid kit have changed-what are the changes?

Please click here to download a comprehensive guide to first aid kits and the British Standard along with a catalogue listing a full range of first aid kits, burns kits, spillage kits and Automated External Defibrillators- or see below for the highlights!
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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.


This table is for guidance only and each workplace needs to evaluate its own level of risk.


Category Of Hazard

Number Of Employees

Number & Size of First Aid Kit



Low Hazard e.g. shops, offices, libraries

Less than 25

1 Small Kit


1 Medium Kit

More than 100

1 Large Kit per 100 employees


High Hazard e.g. light engineering and assembly work, food processing, warehousing, extensive work with dangerous machinery or sharp instruments, construction, chemical manufacture, etc

Less than 5

1 Small Kit


1 Medium Kit

More than 25

1 Large Kit per 25 employees

kitemark_copyComplying with BS 8599-1, Workplace First Aid Kits

In recognising the need to ensure that current workplace first aid provision is adequate and appropriate The British Healthcare Trade Association has been working with the British Standards Institute (BSI), to create a new British Standard for first aid kits in the workplace.

These enhanced kits are based upon the minimum requirements set out by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) in their approved code of practice L74. The contents of these new kits 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.

BS 8599-1 is the standard that sets the new minimum level that workplace first aid kits conform to.

Although the HSE has not yet published a revisi to the L74 guidelines, it has undertaken to do so the earliest opportunity and this will refer to the n British Standard BS 8599-1.

The new standard like the previous L74 code of practice gives recommendations on the amount and size of the first aid kits necessary for the different workplace environments based on the category of risk and number of employees in the workplace.

Should the risk or numbers of employee deem it necessary the minimum contents as set out in
the standard can be supplemented by additional items appropriate to the hazards identified by risk assessment. This may result for example in increasing the number of burn dressings where significant risk of a burn injury is likely.

What has changed ?

                                                                                                           Introduction of an eyewash bottle
Decreased number of Triangular for travel kits, ideal for drivers where
Bandages, as they are no longer dust or pollen gets in the eyes or in
used for the immobilisation of limb the event of a chemical splash where
injuries. access to running water is not readily

Introduction of smaller absorbent
wound dressings for finger injuries, Introduction of a resuscitation face
where a plaster just will not cope. shield, providing a protective barrier for cpr        .

Introduction of tearable non woven,
hypoallergenic adhesive tape to Introduction of a heat reflecting
secure bandages without using safety foil survival blanket, designed to
pins. keep the casualty warm in cases of
                                                                                                             clinical shock or exposure to cold
Introduction of water based sterile gel burn dressings which do not require
any pre-cooling with water and a Introduction of sterile saline wipes
conforming bandage to secure it. replacing the alcohol free wipes.
                                                                                                             These can now be used on broken


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