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  • The difference between new and old BSI first aid kit standards

    17th September 2020

    The standards set out for first aid kits are curated by the British Standards Institute (BSI). The body publishes new and updated standards on a regular basis for a wide range of sectors beyond just health and safety. But what does it mean when a standard is withdrawn and revised...

  • Family Safety Week: A guide to first aid at home

    16th September 2020

    Family Safety Week is a timely reminder of the safety precautions we can all take in our own homes. The importance of having a first aid kit to hand cannot be understated. This is emphasised in recent times, with families across the country having to adjust to a...

  • A guide to HSE Compliance and what your workplace first aid kit needs

    29th January 2020

    HSE (Health and Safety Executive) guidelines state that employers are required to ensure their employees receive immediate help when taken ill or injured at work.  The regulator has revealed that 581,000 workers in Britain sustained a non-fatal injury in the workplace during 2018/19. Of these incidents, 29% were...

  • The different types of first aid kit and what they contain

    29th January 2020

    First aid kits come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, with varieties catered to a multitude of industries and environments.  From kits packed solely for individual use, to those equipped for sports teams, here’s a look at the different types of first aid kit and what...

  • Sports first aid kit essentials and the common injuries they treat

    15th January 2020

    No matter what stage of the season, it’s crucial that you have a fully stocked sports first aid kit to hand. All sports teams and sporting events should possess first aid equipment that’s catered to common injuries. When an incident occurs on the field, pitchside treatment is crucial...

  • The latest BSI standards for workplace first aid kits explained

    15th January 2020

    It’s been 12 months since the British Standards Institute (BSI) updated its requirements for workplace first aid kits.  By now, workplaces of all sizes should have phased out their old kits to be compliant with the latest checklist.  The BSI regularly reviews the contents of first...

  • A first aid checklist for New Year’s Eve celebrations

    13th December 2019

    It’s almost time to raise a glass to 2019 and celebrate the start of a brand new decade.  While New Year’s Eve can be the perfect way to round off the fun of the festive season, you’ll want to be prepared for any unfortunate mishaps.  As...

  • Festive first aid advice for avoiding common Christmas mishaps

    13th December 2019

    The Christmas period brings the joy of getting together with family and friends at festive parties and gatherings.  Just as the celebrations bring much in the way of fun and excitement, they also lead to an increase in accidents during what is typically a busy time of year...

  • Uncommon first aid items that are worth carrying

    26th November 2019

    From the backpacks of travellers and survivalists to the humble family home, a fully stocked first aid kit should always be on hand in case of emergencies. When was the last time you updated the contents of your first aid kit? Whether recently or some time ago, it’s...

  • A guide to different types of plasters and when to use them

    26th November 2019

    Plasters are an essential item in all first aid kits and it’s important that you are equipped with the right type for any given situation. While we all know what plasters are, you’d be forgiven for finding the wide range of varieties a little confusing.  Also...