From February 2013 a new British Standard for the contents of Motor Vehicle First Aid Kit has been established. These Motorist First Aid Kits have been 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 passangers.
BSi 8599: 2 Compliant Small Motorist First Aid Kit contains the following:
1x First Aid Guidance Leaflet
1x Trauma Dressing 10cmx18cm
5x Sterile Wound Cleansing Wipes
20x Assorted Adhesive Dressings
1x Pair Nitrile Gloves
1x Resuscitation Face Shield
1x Adherent Dressing 7.5cm x 7.5cm
1x Burns Dressing 10cm x 10cm
1x Heavy Duty Shears 18cm