NEW BRITISH STANDARD FOR FIRST AID KITS

BS-8599 - 1st January 2012 

 

 

WHAT ARE THE NEW CONTENTS?

 

PLASTERS, WIPES AND GLOVES

Sensible quantities. New specification is sterile and now must meet the European CE marking.


FINGER DRESSINGS
A smaller finger dressing is specifically for finger injuries that are too large for First Aid plasters.


TRIANGULAR BANDAGES, MEDIUM AND LARGE DRESSINGS
Fewer quantities, reflecting consumer demand.


BURNS GEL DRESSING
Every employer with as much as a kettle has a risk from burns.


SHEARS

Shears capable of cutting fabric and leather.


ADHESIVE TAPE
Many First Aiders prefer not to use safety pins as an additional injury could potentially be caused. However, safety pins are retained allowing users a choice of application.

 

FOIL EMERGENCY BLANKET
Used to treat shock and to keep casualty warm.


MOUTH TO MOUTH RESUSCITATION DEVICE
The resuscitation device, incorporating a one way valve, protects the first aider from infection from body fluid pathogens.


EYE WASH

Incorporated into the travel kit since fixed eyewash stations are unlikely to be available.


 

Contents

Small

Medium

Large

Travel

First Aid Guidance Leaflet

1

1

1

1

Medium Dressing (12cm x 12cm)

4

6

8

1

Large Dressing (18cm x 18cm)

1

2

2

1

Triangular Bandage

2

3

4

1

Safety Pins

6

12

24

2

Eye Pad Dressing with Bandage

2

3

4

-

Washproof Assorted Plasters

40

60

100

10

Moist Cleaning Wipes

20

30

40

4

Microporous Tape

1

1

1

1

Nitrile Gloves (1 Pair)

6

9

12

1

Finger Dressing with Adhesive Fixing (3.5cm)

2

3

4

-

Resuscitation Device with Valve 

1

1

2

1

Foil Blanket

1

2

3

1

Eye Wash

-

-

-

1

Burn Relief Dressing (10cm x 10cm)

1

2

2

1

Universal Shears (Suitable for cutting clothing)

1

1

1

1

Conforming Bandage

1

2

2

1