BS Specification for the contents of motor vehicle first aid kits Updated

Having a first aid kit in the car can be a lifesaver. Not only can it prove crucial in the event of a road crash, but also in less serious mishaps such as cuts, scrapes and burns. That’s why we’ve published BS8599-2 – the new national standard for first aid provision within motor vehicles.

Effective from February 2014, the standard aims to improve safety for all UK motorists by equipping vehicles with the most appropriate first response medical supplies necessary to treat road side injuries.

Making it easier than ever before to ensure your motor vehicles are stocked with appropriate first aid provision, BS8599-2 specifies requirements for the compilation of first aid components in three sizes of first aid kits – small, medium and large.

These can be complemented by other items that have been identified during a risk assessment if necessary.

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