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Contents of First Aid Kit

Below is an example of a typical First Aid Kit. Workplace first aid supplies should be kept in a container identified by a white cross on a green background.

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  • First aid kits in the UK need to comply with British Standard BS-8599. The size and type required will depend on your first aid needs risk assessment
  • Medicines are not advised to be kept in a first aid kit. First aid kits should be easy to find and accessible to all. This creates a risk of young children being able to access the medicines / tablets
  • Supplies should be within date and replenished when required
  • As a workplace first aider, it is your responsibility to check first aid kits at regular intervals