Motorist First Aid Kit (BS 8599-2)
From February 2013 a new British Standard for the contents of Motor Vehicle First Aid Kit has been established. Developed in partnership with the BHTA, BSI (British Standards Institute), medical experts, manufacturers and key stakeholders.
The standard specifies the components of three sizes of first aid kits (small, medium and large) for use in motor vehicles. The introduction of this standard will inform motorists on the suitable first aid equipment they should have available and encourage more drivers to have first aid kits available. The correct first aid kit for each vehicle is determined by an assessment of the potential risks associated with that vehicle and the number of potential passengers.
Small Kit Suitable for: 1-3 Passenger Vehicles:
Medium Kit Suitable for: 1-8 Passenger Vehicles:
– Commercial Vehicles
Large Kit Suitable for: 1-16 Passenger Vehicles
For 17+ passengers 2 large kits will be required, multi level vehicles may require more than 2 kits.
|Guidance Leaflet||Provides brief first-aid guidelines||1||1||1|
|Contents List||Provides a list of the first aid components in the kit||1||1||1|
|Trauma Dressing||Large 15cm x 18cm||0||0||1|
|Trauma Dressing||Medium 10cm x 18cm||1||1||2|
|Emergency First Aid Dressing||12cm x 12cm||0||1||2|
|Triangular Bandages||90cm x 90cm x127cm||0||1||2|
|Sterile Adhesive Dressing||Water resistant sterile, an island design, individually
wrapped, min surface area of 7.5cm squared, dressing pad not less
than 20% of the area
|Nitrile Disposable Gloves||large size (8-9)||1 pairs||2 pairs||5 pairs|
|Rescucitation Face Shield**||Includes a one-way valve||1||1||2|
|Foil Blanket||130cm x 210cm||0||1||3|
|Burn Dressing***||Water based gel soaked dressing, sterile,
min 100mm squared surface area
|Shears||Suitable for cutting clothing including leather||1||1||1|
|Adherent Dressing||7.5cm x 7.5cm||1||2||4|