Motor Vehicle First Aid Kits BS8599-2

Motor Vehicle First Aid Kits BS8599-2

First Aid Kit

BS8599-2, the new British Standard for Motor Vehicle First Aid Kits, was launched this February by BSi.

Many of you will be aware of the British Standard for Workplace First Aid Kits (BS8599-1), and indeed have been choosing these over the traditional HSE First Aid Kits.  As part of this improvement of First Aid Kit contents guidance, BSi have released BS8599-2, specifically for Motor Vehicles.

Just like for Workplace Kits, the new Motor Vehicle kits are available in three sizes: small, medium and large.  To work out which one you might need, all you need to know if the potential number of passengers in the vehicle and the vehicle type.

Vehicle Type
No. Passengers
Size of Kit Required
Mopeds, Motorcycles, Motor Tricycles and Quadricycles
1 – 3
1 x Small Kit
Cars, Taxis and Commercial Vehicles
4 – 8
1 x Medium Kit
Minibuses and Small Buses
9 – 16
1 x Large Kit
Buses and Coaches
17+
2 x Large Kits (Or Greater)

The contents of the new BS8599-2 Motor Vehicle First Aid Kits has been designed specifically for use on the road, and aims to improve safety for all motorists.

Item
Small
Medium
Large
Contents List
1
1
1
Guidance Leaflet
1
1
1
Medium Trauma Dressing
1
1
2
Large Trauma Dressing
1
Conforming Bandage
1
2
Triangular Bandage
1
2
Cleansing Wipes
5
10
20
Sterile Adhesive Plasters
5
10
20
Nitrile Disposable Gloves (Pair)
1
2
5
Resuscitation Face Shield
1
1
2
Foil Blanket
1
3
Adhesive Dressing
1
2
Burns Dressing
1
1
4
First Aid Shears
1
1
1

Now is a great time to check the First Aid Kits in your vehicles to see if they are BS8599-2 Compliant. If you’re looking to replace or upgrade your kits, then we can supply BS8599-2 Motor Vehicle First Aid Kits in a number of different forms.