Caring for your workforce and keeping on the right side of the law.
What the Law says:
The Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981 states:
'An employer shall provide, or ensure that there are provided, such equipment and facilities as are adequate and appropriate in the circumstances for enabling first-aid to be rendered to his employees if they are injured and become ill at work. This requires that as an employer you need to carry out a risk assessment of your first aid needs, including all working areas in an office, factory, construction site or vehicle.
The HSE list is a minimum requirement for your first aid needs which are represented by the HSE 1-10, 1-20 and 1-50 person first aid kits. There is also a new BS859901 : 2019 standard, which species the kit to use by deciding if your workplace is low or high hazard.