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The new BSI first aid kit is very similar to the old HSE kit but is considered more suitable for the workplace.

GLOVES More quantity reflecting the need, and Nitrile type in line with NHS and St. John Ambulance guidelines.                                                                                        

PLASTERS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        quantities, reflecting consumer demand.                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Increased quantities, reflecting consumer demand. The new specification is sterile and now must meet the European CE marking rules.

MEDIUM AND LARGE DRESSINGS Fewer quantities, reflecting consumer demand.

TRIANGULAR BANDAGES Quantities are reduced reflecting the change in training first aid protocol, where immobilisation of lower limbs using triangular bandages is no longer indicated.

FINGER DRESSINGS 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.

BURNS GEL DRESSING Every employer with as much as a kettle must have a risk of burns. A modern burns gel dressing is added to meet this risk, together with a conforming bandage to attach and retain it.

ADHESIVE TAPE Many first aiders prefer not to use safety pins, where additional injury could potentially be caused, an 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.

MOUTH TO MOUTH RESUSCITATION DEVICE 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 eyewash 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.