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BS8599-2 Vehicle First Aid Kit

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A compact vehicle first aid kit for commercial and private vehicles, including cars, trucks, vans, and taxis. Compliant with BS8599-2:2019 to support you in any road traffic accident.

If you're unsure which kind of first aid kit you need, our helpful guide will help you to decide.

Product codeSizeTypePack sizePrice
8599MVB-MMediumKit - bag1£18.30 (£15.25 excl. VAT)
8599MV-SSmallKit1£21.54 (£17.95 excl. VAT)
8599MV-MMediumKit1£26.58 (£22.15 excl. VAT)

BS8599-2:2019 Vehicle First Aid Kits. Everything you need to be prepared on the road.

In 2020 alone, 1,567 people were killed due to road traffic accidents. We’re all aware of the importance of hazard perception, but what happens if you have an accident and someone gets injured?

Vehicle First Aid Kit Requirements: UK Law

Vehicle first aid kit requirements in the UK are for commercial vehicles, including vans, trucks, taxis, and company vehicles to carry a first aid kit. While it’s not a legal requirement for private vehicles, having a kit could give you the supplies you need to help someone in an emergency and even save a life. 

If you’re planning to drive in a different country in a private car, you may need to carry a first aid kit. Countries like Germany require motorists to have a first aid kit by law, so it’s important to check and make sure you’re prepared.

Built upon the travel first aid kit standard, BSI published BS8599-2:2019 as the new national standard for first aid provision in motor vehicles. 

Effective since 2019, the new standard aims to improve safety for all UK motorists by equipping vehicles with the essential first response medical supplies necessary to treat roadside injuries. Steroplast created the BS8599-2:2019 vehicle first aid kit to make it easier than ever to ensure your motor vehicles are stocked with appropriate first aid provisions. 

If you're unsure which kind of first aid kit you need, our first aid kit guide will help you to decide.

The Best Vehicle First Aid Kit

High speeds, powerful machines, and unpredictable environments. Accidents on the road can often be more severe than in other situations. Equipping your car with a motor vehicle first aid kit will ensure you have all the right equipment for the most common injuries on the road. Our survival vehicle first aid kit is tailor-made to deal with the most common traffic-related injuries.

Major trauma injuries require specialist trauma dressings to stem heavy blood loss. Steroplast's British Standard vehicle first aid kits are equipped with these trauma dressings to help you save a life.

When it's a matter of life and death, you must be prepared to:

  • Help a passenger in your car.
  • Self-administer first aid if you are alone.
  • Treat someone with life-threatening injuries.
  • Keep giving first aid until paramedics arrive.
  • Help a pedestrian or other driver in an accident.

Steroplast is the exclusive supplier to the British Red Cross and has been designing first aid kits for over 25 years. For vehicle first aid kits UK motorists and business owners trust, order from us.

Choose from a small or medium kit in a hard plastic box or a medium kit in a soft water-resistant bag.

Other Steroplast British Standard First Aid Kits

Our British Standard compliant first aid kit range extends well beyond first aid kits for vehicles. Browse our other BS first aid kits:

First Aid Kits for Cars and Vans in Three Different Sizes

A car first aid kit takes up hardly any space in your vehicle. Store it under your seat or in your boot, and you’ll barely even notice it’s there until you need it. 

British Standard recommends these kits for the following vehicle sizes and number of passengers. British Standard also advises that employers equip their staff with a medium-sized kit if they regularly drive as part of their job role. 

SizeNo. of PassengersExample Vehicle
Small1-3Motorcycle, car
Medium1-8Taxi, van

Our vehicle first aid kit comes in three different sizes, so you can pick the right one for your needs. The car first aid kit contents are also adapted for each size (see below).

  • The small kit in a hard box 
  • The medium kit in a hard box
  • The medium kit in a soft bag

Each hard box container is made from strong, waterproof plastic and protects your kit from being knocked or bashed by other objects in the vehicle. We recommend the box for first aid kits for work vans that regularly transport materials and hard objects. The soft bag option is a good first aid kit for cars and other vehicles like taxis that need to conserve space. The flexibility of the bag first aid kit means it’s adaptable and can be stored in many different places in the vehicle.  

The Vehicle First Aid Kit Contents

See below for a breakdown of our vehicle first aid kit list of contents and the number of items in the small and medium-sized kit.

ContentsSmall KitMedium Kit
Burn dressing12
First aid emergency leaflet11
Foil blanket-1
Gloves - nitrile in Pairs12
Waterproof plasters510
Resus device/ face shield11
Scissors - Tuff cut11
Triangular bandage-1
Wipes - saline for cleaning510
Wound dressing - Adhesive-1
Wound dressing - Trauma (L)--
Wound dressing - Trauma (M)11
Wound dressing - First Aid (M)-1

We also have a first aid kit made uniquely for taxis and public service vehicles.

First Aid Kits in Company Vehicles

Do any of your staff travel as part of their job? If they do, it’s the law for you to supply first aid kits for commercial vehicles as part of The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981. It is your responsibility to keep your workforce safe with first aid kits in commercial vehicles and first aid kits for vans. People who travel as part of their job are also often exposed to more significant risks than those in static roles. Here are some examples:

  • Mountain and park rangers.
  • Vets and animal rescue professionals.
  • Taxi drivers who are responsible for large groups of people.
  • Tradespeople who transport tools and materials and carry out labour jobs on-site or at customers’ homes.

Your first aid risk assessment will determine your commercial vehicle first aid kit requirements and how many kits you need. Order van and truck first aid kits here to ensure your business complies with UK safety laws. Ordering a British Standard van first aid kit like ours means you know you’ll meet requirements for quality and safety. 

A First Aid Kits for Cars and Private Vehicles

Do I need a first aid kit in my car?

Keeping a car accident first aid kit in your private vehicle isn’t a requirement by law, but many motorists do it because it’s sensible and responsible. 

There are many situations in which a first aid kit could prevent severe and long-lasting damage and even save someone’s life. A first aid car kit isn’t just for when you or one of your passengers is injured. Consider these situations which could happen to anyone, including you:

  • An accident in a remote place with little or no civilisation nearby.
  • An accident that doesn’t involve you where someone needs help.
  • An injury you sustain when driving alone and need to help yourself.

Company Car First Aid Kit Legal Requirement

If your company provides cars for private driving purposes, it’s good to supply staff first aid kits. 

We make British Standard first aid kits for cars UK drivers can rely on. Buy a first aid kit for your car today, and make sure you’re always prepared on the road. If you’re not sure whether you need a medium or small first aid kit for your car, or even if you need one, we can help. Contact us on 0161 902 3030. We’ll advise you on the best first aid kit for the car you drive. 

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Associated SKUs 8599MVB-M 8599MVB-L 8599MV-S 8599MV-M
Pack Size Single
Type of Kit Vehicle
Subcategory First Aid Kits
Brand Steroplast
Type of Product Vehicle Kits
Colour Green
Compliance BS8599-2

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  • Is it possible pls to advise the external dimensions of the small + medium car first aid kits - both hard cases and soft bags. Thank you.
    Question by: Nigel Shaw on 2022-05-30 21:04:40

    Hi, thanks for your question! The dimensions for the boxed kits - small and medium - is 26cm x 16cm x 8.5cm. The dimensions for the medium bagged kit is 26cm x 18cm x 6.5cm and the large bagged kit is 26cm x 18cm x 7.5cm

    Answer by: admin on 2022-06-09 10:59:48
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