Workplace first aid kit contents and supplies checklist
The contents of your first aid kit should be guided by your
first aid needs assessment.
A basic workplace first aid kit should include:
- • Plasters: Used for small cuts and
- • Dressings: Used to apply pressure to larger
wounds and help to stop bleeding
- • Bandages: Used to support joints, hold
dressings in place, put pressure on wounds and to stop
- • Disposable gloves: Used to reduce the risk
- • Face shields or pocket masks: Used to
prevent infection when you give rescue breaths
- • Cleansing wipes, alcohol free wipes: Used to
clean the skin around the wound
- • Adhesive tape: Used to hold dressings or the
loose end of bandages in place
- • Pins and clips: Used to fasten the loose end
- • Scissors or tweezers: Used to cut bandages
or sticky tape or someone’s clothing if you need to get to a
Workplace First Aid Kits
BS 8599-1:2011 is the British Standard for first aid kits in the
Current health and safety guidelines advise employers to use
risk assessment to help decide on the first aid provision required.
This risk assessment can be matched to one of the BS 8599-1
To find out what first aid kit you need for your workplace, use
free requirements calculator.
Our range of workplace first aid kits, including a travel size
kit, all conform to the standard BS 8599-1:2011.
Motor Vehicle First Aid Kits
Having a first aid kit while travelling in a car or any other
vehicle can be a lifesaver. It can be crucial in the event of a
road crash or more minor first aid issues, such as cuts, scrapes
BS 8599-2 is the British Standard for motor vehicle first aid
kits and was launched in February 2014. This standard aims to
improve safety for all UK motorists. It ensures vehicles have a
first aid kit which is the right size for the vehicle and the
number of passengers.