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 The BHTA standard will be withdrawn from 31st December 2011.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 Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981 states:
“An employer shall provide or ensure that there are provided such equipment and facilities as are adequate and appropriate in the circumstances for enabling first aid to be rendered to his employees if the are injured or become ill at work”
The new BSI first aid kits are now the only safe and clear way for an employer to meet their obligations.
1 off Burn Relief Dressing 10cm x 10cm
10 off Washproof Assorted Plasters
1 off Eye Pad Dressing with Bandage Sterile
1 off Foil Blanket Adult Size
1 off Large HSE Dressing 18cm x 18cm Sterile Unboxed
1 off Medium HSE Dressing 12cm x 12cm Sterile Unboxed
1 pair Nitrile Gloves Pair
1 off Mouth to mouth Resuscitation Device with Valve
1 off First Aid Guidance Leaflet
1 off Conforming Bandage 7.5cm x 4m
1 off Microporous Tape 2.5cm x 5m
4 off Moist Cleansing Wipes
2 off Safety Pins Assorted
1 off Single Use Triangular Bandage 90cm x 127cm
1 off Universal Shears Small 6″
1 off Eye Wash 250ml