Are Your First Aid Kits Up-to-Date?
Why did we need a new standard?
Many EU states have a national standard for workplace first aid kits, until now, the UK did not. The BHTA guidelines, established in 1997 were in need of revision because training protocols have changed, there are heightened concerns with infection control, and new medical devices are now available at affordable prices.
The New BS8599-1 Compliant First Aid Kit meets customer demand, and so much more
BS-8599-1 Compliant kits have been designed to be more user friendly in a way that makes the contents instantly visible and more secure, this in turn has helped to improve and simplify selection for employers and specifiers to meet their legal and moral obligations.
What the law says
The Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981 states:- “An employer shall provide or ensure that there are provided such equipment and facilities as are adequate and appropriate in the circumstances for enabing first aid to be rendered to his employees if they are injured or become ill at work”. The new British Standard Kits are now the only safe and clear way for an employer to meet their obligations.
What size do I require?
Employers are required to make a risk assessment to decide what the hazard levels are and how many employees are involved in the area to be covered.