BS8599 is effective from 30th June 2011, with a transitional introduction period until 31st December 2011.
The old standard
This standard replaces the BHTA HSE kits 10, 20 and 50, that are currently universally used in the UK and are based on the HSE guidelines. The Current BHTA standard was published in 1997 and is long overdue a review. The BHTA standard will be withdrawn from 31st December 2011.
What the law says
The new BSI first aid kits are now the only safe and clear way for an employer to meet their obligations.
- 2 off Burn Relief Dressing 10cm x 10cm
- 60 off Washproof Assorted Plasters
- 3 off Eye Pad Dressing with Bandage Sterile
2 off Foil Blanket Adult Size
2 off Large HSE Dressing 18cm x 18cm Sterile Unboxed
6 off Medium HSE Dressing 12cm x 12cm Sterile Unboxed
9 pairs Nitrile Gloves Pair
1 off Mouth to mouth Resuscitation Device with Valve
3 off Finger Dressing with Adhesive Fixing 3.5cm
1 off First Aid Guidance Leaflet
2 off Conforming Bandage 7.5cm x 4m
1 off Microporous Tape 2.5cm x 5m
30 off Moist Cleansing Wipes
12 off Safety Pins Assorted
3 off Single Use Triangular Bandage 90cm x 127cm
1 off Universal Shears Small 6″