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First Aid Boxes

New British Standard for First Aid Kits

A new standard (BS 8599) for first aid kits was introduced by the British standards institute on 30 June 2011.

It should be noted however that this standard is not a requirement of the Safety (first Aid) Regulations 1981 and that the contents of your first aid box should be based on a risk assessment and reflect the level of hazard within your organisation. 

Further information can be found at http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l74.pdf

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