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BS8599-1 Small Workplace Kit in Green Durham Box - inc bracket 18cmH x 27cmW x 9cmD x 1

  •  BS8599-1 Small Workplace Kit in Green Durham Box - inc bracket 18cmH x 27cmW x 9cmD x 1

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  • Price with VAT : £34.79

BS8599-1 compliant Workplace First Aid Kits. 
The new BS8599-1 compliant kits are effective from 30th June 2011, with a transitional
introduction period until 31st December 2011. 
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The BHTA standard will be withdrawn from 31st December 2011. 

The Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981 states:-
モ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ヤ
...The new first aid kits are now the only safe and clear way for an employer
to meet their obligations...  . 
The HSE position: The Health and Safety Executive have been closely involved in the creation of this standard,
being members of the standards committee. The current guidelines contained in document
L74 from the HSE are met and exceeded by the new standard.  Why did we need a new standard?
Despite many EU states having a national standard for workplace first aid kits, until now,
the UK did not. The BHTA guidelines, established in 1997 were in need of revision because
training protocols have changed, there are heightened concerns with infection control, and
new technology is now available at affordable prices.
There were only one pair of gloves in a 10 person kit - yet 33 dressings.
There were 4 triangular bandages - even though the training protocols no longer indicate
their use for immobilisation of lower limb fractures.
Burns gel dressings are extensively used in first aid - now very available and affordable.

{In New Kits}
The new kits have good quantities of plasters and wipes, a common criticism of the old ones.  
The New Contents:
GLOVES More quantity reflecting the need, and Nitrile type in line with NHS
and St. John Ambulance guidelines.
PLASTERS Sensible quantities, reflecting consumer demand.
WIPES Increased quantities, reflecting consumer demand.
New specification is sterile and now must meet the European CE marking rules.
Fewer quantities, reflecting consumer demand.
Quantities are reduced reflecting the change in training first aid protocol, where
immobilisation of lower limbs using triangular bandages is no longer indicated.
A smaller finger dressing is introduced specifically for finger injuries that are too
large for first aid plasters, dressing complete with an easy-fix adhesive tab.
Every employer with as much as a kettle, must have a risk from burns.
A modern burns gel dressing is added to meet this risk, together with a
conforming bandage to attach and retain it.
Many first aiders prefer not to use safety pins, where additional injury could
potentially be caused, adhesive tape is an easy and inexpensive way to secure
dressings and bandages. Safety pins are retained, allowing users a choice
of application.
SHEARS Clothing around wound sites needs to be removed to allow first aid treatment.
Shears, capable of cutting fabric and leather enable this removal.
Clinical shock presents one of the most serious life threatening risks to a
casualty, treatment includes keeping the casualty warm. The introduction of
the foil survival blanket enables this.
The introduction of a mouth to mouth resuscitation device, incorporating a one
way valve, protects the first aider from infection from body fluid pathogens.
EYE WASH Incorporated into the travel kit since fixed eye wash stations are unlikely to be
available. The environment of a travelling worker is unpredictable and could
include a risk to eyes.
Conforming to the latest HSE guidance.      

BurnSoothe/Reliburn Burn Relief Dressing 10cm x 10cm   1 
 DependaplastWashproofAssorted Plasters   40 
 Eye Pad Dressing with Bandage Sterile   2 
 Foil BlanketAdult Size   1 
 Large HSE Dressing 18cm x 18cm Sterile Unboxed   1 
 Medium HSE Dressing 12cm x 12cm Sterile Unboxed   4 
 Nitrile Gloves Pair   6 
 Rebreath Mouth to mouth Resuscitation Device with Valve   1 
 Reliance Finger Dressing with Adhesive Fixing 3.5cm   2 
 Reliance FirstAid Guidance Leaflet   1 
 Reliform Conforming Bandage 7.5cm x 4m   1 
 Relitape Microporous Tape 2.5cm x 5m   1 
 Reliwipe Moist Cleansing Wipes   20 
 Safety Pins Assorted   6 
 Single UseTriangular Bandage 90cm x 127cm   2 
 Universal Shears Small 6"   1

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