Is your company first aid kit British Standard BS 8599-1 compliant?

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Did you know that the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require ALL employers to provide adequate and appropriate first aid equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work?

To determine what is ‘adequate and appropriate’ employers should carry out an assessment of first-aid needs. This assessment will determine what to provide which will be largely dependent upon circumstances in the workplace such as hazards and risks, the size of the company and other relevant factors. The HSE advise that employers opt for a first aid kit that is British Standard BS 8599-1 compliant and the contents should reflect the outcome of the first-aid needs assessment.

It should always be remembered that the content of first aid kits do need to be replaced as a matter of course as many items, particularly sterile ones, are marked with expiry dates. They should be replaced by the dates given and expired items disposed of safely. For non-sterile items without dates, it is a matter of judgement, based on whether they are fit for purpose.

We offer a full range of First Aid Kits which comply with BS8599-1 requirements to suit businesses ranging from one to multiple employees. When the time comes to replace products within your first aid kit we offer a wide range of high quality First Aid supplies. including plasters, dressings, tapes, wipes, eye care, burns care etc. We also stock resuscitation aids and biohazard products for body spills and infection control.

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Posted: 20/03/2018


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