British Standards First Aid Kits

The recent message below shows helpful information for businesses in the UK unsure as to what size first aid kit they require and what the contents should be.

British Standard Compliant First Aid Kits

In recognising the need to ensure that workplace first aid provision is adequate and appropriate The British Healthcare Trade Association has been working with the British Standards Institute (BSI), to create a new British standard for first aid kits in the workplace.

These enhanced kits are based upon the minimum requirements set out by the Health & Safety Executive in their approved code of practice. The contents of the kits take into account more modern and functional products encompassing a wider range of common workplace risks and are therefore more comprehensive than the current HSE kits.

The new British Standard kits will therefore represent best practice in workplace first aid provision whilst still being compliant with HSE guidelines.

What size kit do I need?

The size of the kit required is dependent on a combination of the level of risk and the number of employees in the workplace. The table below provides guidance for employers but does not replace the requirement to carry out a risk assessment.

 Category Of Risk Number of Employees Number & Size of First Aid Kit 
Low Risk- e.g Shops, Offices, Libraries Less than 25 1 small kit
25-100 1 medium kit
More than 100 1 large kit per 100 employees
High Risk- e.g Light engineering, Food processing, Warehousing, Construction, Slaughter housing, Working with chemicals Fewer than 5 1 small kit
5-25 1 medium kit
More than 25 1 large kit per 25 employees
Featured Products

British Standard Compliant Workplace First Aid Kits

British Standard Compliant Catering First Aid Kits

British Standard compliant kits containing the recommentded content to provide adequate first aid provisions for the workplace.

Designed for all food handling environments. Kits include blue washproof plasters and blue adhesive tape.

Evolution First Aid Kits BS 8599 Compliant, Small (K3031SM)


£12.34

Evolution Catering First Aid Kits BS 8599 Compliant, Small (K3131SM)


£12.61

Evolution First Aid Kits BS 8599 Compliant, Medium (K3031MD)


£13.32

Evolution First Aid Kits BS 8599 Compliant, Large (K3031LG)


£17.35

Evolution Catering First Aid Kits BS 8599 Compliant, Medium (K3131MD)


£13.61

Evolution Catering First Aid Kits BS 8599 Compliant, Large (K3131LG)


£22.40
Now also available in Blue Evolution Cases

British Standard Compliant Travel First Aid Kits

British Standard Compliant Eyewash & First Aid Points

Personal first aid kits for off-site employees. Each kit contains the recommended contents for one employee.

Essential first aid point fully stocked BS 8599 Compliant First Aid Kit and Emergency Eyewash Kit with bottle retainer for total stability.

Travel First Aid Kits in Nylon Case BS 8599 Compliant (K3016TR)

£8.15

Evolution Eyewash & First Aid Point BS 8599 Compliant, Small (FAP30SM)

£36.48

Travel First Aid Kits in Green Bum Bag BS 8599 Compliant (K3011TR)

£7.70

Also available in Black Bum Bag

Evolution Eyewash & First Aid Point BS 8599 Compliant, Medium (FAP30MD)

£42.20

Evolution Eyewash & First Aid Point BS 8599 Compliant, Large (FAP30LG)

£48.31

British Standard Compliant Deluxe Workplace First Aid Kits

British Standard Compliant First Aid Grab Bag

British Standard Compliant First Aid Kits in heavy duty cases. Shatterproof ABS case with no metal parts and clear perspex contents dividers.

First Aid Kit with compact design allowing easy storage in tight locations including desk drawers. Reflective strips make kit easier to find in the dark.

Deluxe First Aid Kit BS 8599 Compliant, Small (K3041SM)

£20.96

Grab Bag First Aid Kit BS 8599 Compliant, Small (K3015SM)

£13.86

Deluxe First Aid Kit BS 8599 Compliant, Medium (K3041MD)

£28.55

Deluxe First Aid Kit BS 8599 Compliant, Large (K3041LG)

£32.25

Grab Bag First Aid Kit BS 8599 Compliant, Medium (K3015MD)

£19.31

Grab Bag First Aid Kit BS 8599 Compliant, Large (K3015LG)

£23.05

For more information or to order please contact 0845 124 9955 during office hours

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