Sheffield Occupational Health and Safety Association :: View topic - First Aid Kits | New BS 8599 | New Classifications

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J.Chapman
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:51 pm Reply with quote Back to top
BS-8599 is effective from 30th June 2011

There will be a transitional period of 6 months
(31.12.11) to change from the old kits to the new
BS-8599 kits.

Remember you can upgrade kits, you don't have to buy new.
Check the new contents on the Steroplast website

Also kits will be classed as Small, Medium, Large and Travel. not the 10 person etc. Below is the contents of a small kit

Guidance Leaflet 1 Contents List 1
Medium Sterile Dressing 4, Large Sterile Dressing 1, Triangular Bandage 2,
Safey Pins 6, Sterile Eyepad 2, W/Proof Plasters 40, Sterile Saline Wipes 20,
Microporous Tape 1, Nitrile Gloves (pairs) 6, Sterile Finger Dressing 2,
Resuscitation Face Shield 1, Foil Blanket 1,
Hydrogel Burn Dressing 1, Scissors 1, Conforming Bandage 1  
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T.Stubbs
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:49 pm Reply with quote Back to top
Thank you for this.

I have checked the website out and very useful.

It just shows it pays to attend SOHSA meetings as this is the first I had heard of it - seems to be very little publicity on this generally yet it came in from the end of June.

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B.Tranmer
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:39 pm Reply with quote Back to top
There will plenty of scaremongering tactics from companies trying to sell first aid kits to unwitting individuals by telling them that theirs isn't HSE compliant. I even had one piece of correspondance quoting, "The BHTA has through a process of consultation, research and clinical review devised 4 NEW first aid kits that more closely reflect potential accidents in the workplace in 2011". Clearly not by risk assessment then eh?! And only for the year 2011?!! You have to laugh.
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