been new guidance published by the Business Standards Company for First Aid use at the
scene of a motor accident.
ensure that the appropriate equipment is on hand as well as making sure it
follows the standard of the first aid kit at work.
equipment has saved lives and reduced the amount of injuries in emergencies. A
lot of new vehicles are equipped with first aid kits but many existing and
older vehicles are not.
vehicle first aid kit in your vehicle means that emergency medical care can be
administered immediately without waiting for the paramedics to arrive which can
save lives, just to drill in the importance of this.
8599-2 has updates on the following:
- · Contents
of a motor vehicle first aid kit
given for the container holding the components
and the visibility of the kit
The sizing of
the kits is based on the vehicle type: small, medium and large.
Small = Designed for vehicles with 1-3
passengers i.e mopeds, motorcycles, motor tricycles and quad bikes etc.
Medium = Designed for cars, taxis, and
commercial vehicles with 1-8 passengers.
Large = Designed for vehicles with 9-16
passengers i.e minibuses. It’s also worth noting that vehicles with more than
16 passengers like coaches or buses will require more than one kit.
So the next
question is ‘what’s new in the kits?’ have a look at the tables below.
ESE Direct are now stocking BS8599-2 Motorist First Aid Kits, available to purchase from £9.93.
Author Bio - Laura
Social Media and Web Content Coordinator, Jan 2014 - May 2015