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:
For Example:
– Mopeds
– Motorcycles
– Quadricycles

Medium Kit Suitable for: 1-8 Passenger Vehicles:
For Example:
– Cars
– Taxi
– 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.





Small Medium Large
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
Cleansing Wipes 5 10 20
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
5 10 20
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
1 2 4
Shears Suitable for cutting clothing including leather 1 1 1
Adherent Dressing 7.5cm x 7.5cm 1 2 4

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Small, Medium, Large

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