Your First Aid Kit

Your First Aid Kit

on Tuesday, 03 March 2015.

How long has it been since you last checked your first aid kit? Hopefully you at least know where it is (you'd be surprised at how many people don't!)

First aid kits should be checked regularly - not just after someone has used a plaster. Sticking with the HSE guidelines, it's essential that your kit should always include the following as a bare minimum:

  • 20 individually wrapped sterile plasters
  • 2 sterile eye pads
  • 4 individually wrapped triangular bandages
  • 6 safety pins
  • 2 large sterile dressings
  • 6 medium sterile dressings
  • A pair of disposable gloves
  • A leaflet with general guidance on first aid

The British Standard for First Aid Kits in the Workplace (BS-8599-1) contains a great deal more than this and comes in different sizes depending on your working environment. You can find these kits and first aid kit refills on our partnered site Imperative Supplies, alternatively, you can give their helpful customer care team a call on 0843 309 4551.