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FIRST AID KIT

FIRST AID KIT
16/05/2017

THERE IS A BRITISH STANDARD BS 8599 FOR FIRST AID KITS IN THE WORKPLACE, IT IS NOT A REGULATORY REQUIREMENT UNDER THE HEALTH AND SAFETY (FIRST-AID) REGULATIONS 1981 TO PURCHASE KITS THAT COMPLY WITH THIS STANDARD. INSTEAD THE CONTENTS OF A FIRST AID BOX ARE DEPENDENT ON AN EMPLOYER’S FIRST AID NEEDS ASSESSMENT. FOR GUIDANCE HERE IS A TABLE OF BS 8599-1 STANDARD (PUBLISHED IN JUNE 2011), WHICH RECOMMENDS THE CORRECT NUMBER OF PARTICULAR COMPONENTS FOR SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE OR TRAVEL-SIZE KITS DEPENDING ON THE SIZE OF THE ORGANISATION AND LEVEL OF RISK.

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