The Definitive Guide to

Workplace First Aid Products

Demystifying Workplace First Aid: The only guide you'll ever need for workplace first aid compliance, product selection, risk assessments, and legal requirements.

Don’t let a lack of preparedness get the better of you. Without proper first aid provisions, you are putting yourself and anyone else you’re responsible for at risk. If you’re an employer, this also means you’re breaking the law. Steroplast can help you put the proper precautions in place for peace of mind.

The Definitive Guide to

Workplace First Aid Products

Demystifying Workplace First Aid: The only guide you'll ever need for workplace first aid compliance, product selection, risk assessments, and legal requirements.

Question 1/11

Does your business have at least five employees?

The size and quantity of workplace first aid kits you require depends on your level of risk and the number of employees.


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You require at least one Workplace First Aid Kit

While the guidance states that you should have a first aid kit no matter how many people are on your team, it becomes a regulatory requirement at five employees.

Use this table to find out exactly which kits you need

You also need First Aid Signage.

The Health and Safety Executive requires your first aid supplies to be easily visible, accessible, and in good working condition at all times.

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If you have more than 10 employees, you need an Accident report book

Workplaces with more than ten employees are legally required to complete accident report books to comply with Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) UK guidance.

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Question 2/11

Does your workplace have a catering environment?

For example, commercial kitchens, cafeterias, bars, pubs, delis, bakeries, packaging and processing food.


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You require catering first aid equipment

Your workplace has heightened risks of burns and eye injuries. Your risk assessment will determine that you need burncare and eyecare supplies to meet the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 requirements. You also need to supply blue plasters and bandages according to the HSE.

You need a catering first aid kit containing burncare supplies, blue plasters and dressings.

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You also need an eyewash station..

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Question 3/11

Do you have employees working off-site or in company vehicles?

Do staff members work off-site and travel around for work in company vehicles? E.g. work carried out in clients’ homes (this does not include working from home). Does your business operate company cars, taxis or public service vehicles? E.g. school buses.


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You require off-site/lone worker first aid equipment

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide appropriate provisions if employees are taken ill or injured at work, including employees working off-site and in company vehicles.

You need one Lone Worker First Aid Kit per employee working off-site.

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You also need one Vehicle First Aid Kit to be stored in each company vehicle (including taxis or public service vehicles).

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Question 4/11

Does your workplace have burn risks?

Exposure to naked flames, electronic tools, ovens, steam, and certain chemicals puts your staff at risk of burns. Examples of workplaces with burn risks are kitchens, labs, manufacturing, construction, and engineering.


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You require burncare first aid equipment

Your risk assessment will determine that you need burncare supplies to meet the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 requirements.

You need a Burncare First Aid Kit.

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Question 5/11

Does your workplace have the risk of trauma?

If your workplace has heavy movable objects, sharp or electronic tools, moving or automatic machines, or you work at height, there is a risk of trauma (severe injury). Examples of workplaces with trauma risk are factories, warehouses, construction sites, garages, agricultural or forestry workplaces, and oil rigs.


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You require trauma first aid equipment

You need extra first aid measures beyond the standard workplace first aid kit required in low-risk environments.

You need additional trauma supplies or a Bleed Control Kit.

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Question 6/11

Will your workplace be subject to Martyn's Law?

Is your workplace open to the public, such as a shopping centre or event venue, and does it have a capacity of 100 or over?


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You should prepare your business for Martyn's Law

When it comes into force, Martyn's Law will apply to your business. This means you must put safety measures in place to manage the risk of a terrorist attack.

You need a Public Access Trauma Kit.

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Question 7/11

Do you supervise children or minors as part of your business operations?

Are you responsible for the safety of children and minors in schools, colleges, nurseries, daycare centres, or community groups?


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You require childcare first aid equipment

You need first aid supplies for common childrens' injuries. You also need hypoallergenic plasters.

You need a Childcare First Aid Kit.

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Question 8/11

Are your employees at risk of eye injuries?

There will be burn risks if your workplace exposes staff to heat, chemicals, or machinery. Workplaces with eye injury risks include kitchens, warehouses, manufacturing plants, labs, workshops, garages, and agricultural sites.


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You require eyecare first aid equipment

Your risk assessment will determine that you need eyecare supplies and an eyewash station to meet the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 requirements.

You also need an Eyewash Station.

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You also need Eyewash Station Signage.

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Question 9/11

Are your staff ever exposed to biohazards?

Body fluids include urine, faeces, blood, vomit, saliva, and semen, which are classed as biohazards and potentially infectious. Examples of workplaces include kitchens, restaurants, care homes, and schools.


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You require biohazard clean-up solutions

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 require employers to implement measures to control and manage biohazards.

You need a Biohazard Kit to clean up biohazard spills safely.

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Question 10/11

Are your staff ever exposed to sharps?

This pertains to work that involves handling sharp objects like needles, razors, and pins or encountering broken glass that could become contaminated with body fluids. Examples of workplaces with this risk are care homes, labs, workshops, salons and tattoo shops.


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You require sharps disposal equipment

Your risk assessment will determine that you need sharps disposal supplies to meet the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 requirements.
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002 requires proper sharps disposal containers to mitigate exposure risk.

You need a sharps disposal kit or sharps bins.

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Question 11/11

Do you operate a business involving high-risk electrical environments or interactions with individuals prone to heart complications?

Do you work with vulnerable people with pre-existing heart conditions? Or do you work in environments like manufacturing, engineering, workshops, and labs which have a heightened electric shock risk?


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You require a defibrillator

You said yes to high-risk electrical environments or interactions with individuals prone to heart complications. This means there's a heightened risk of cardiac arrest.
Your risk assessment will determine that you need to install a defibrillator on your premises to meet the requirements of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.

You also need Defibrillator Signage.

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Additional Considerations

You may also benefit from the following products:

First Aid Station

Keep all your first aid supplies accessible and in view, designed to help deliver critical first aid.

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Fire Extinguisher

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires all non-domestic premises to install minimum fire safety measures.

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Results

Thank you for participating!

We truly appreciate your time and effort in helping us understand your safety needs. The importance of implementing comprehensive safety measures within your business cannot be overstated. By ensuring the well-being of your staff and customers, you also bolster your business's compliance with regulatory standards - a crucial step towards a secure, efficient, and legally compliant workspace.

For a deeper understanding of your unique business needs, consider reaching out to us for a free one-on-one consultation. We're here to support you in establishing a more secure, safety-compliant workspace.

Contact us on 0161 902 3030 or fill out our contact form.


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Why choose Steroplast?

First Aid Kits from the Leading First Aid Supplier

We’re the leading first aid supplier in the UK, with 25 years under our belt developing first aid kits and assisting businesses with health and safety compliance so they can focus on growth. We’re trusted by the NHS, St John Ambulance, and the British Red Cross for workplace first aid. We know you’ll trust us too. 

British Standards and HSE Expectations

From first aid kits made to BS8599-1 specifications for premium quality and reliability in a crisis to comprehensive, robust, and fully HSE-compliant kits, we’re experts in meeting workplace first aid laws and regulations. We proactively work with healthcare specialists and business owners on the ground to produce supplies that really make a difference.

Part of Your Team

We specialise in developing health and safety risk-preventative measures that all kinds of businesses need to take. Whether you run an international operation or are a self-employed tree surgeon, we’ve worked with someone in your position before to supply all the workplace first aid you need to confidently carry on business.

Partner with Steroplast for unrivalled workplace first aid support and complete peace of mind.

First Aid Kits with your Branding Professionally Applied

Our white-label products are ready for your branding. Add your brand colours, logo, name, and any other essential information. Enhance the professional look of your premises. If you’re a distributor, offer your clients a premium labelling service courtesy of Steroplast. Talk to us about own-branding.

The Steroplast Healthcare Buyers Guide

Simply download your free brochure to find out why you should choose Steroplast as your first aid supplier.

Understanding the law 

Navigating workplace first aid isn’t straightforward, even though every business, large and small, has the same fundamental responsibility to ensure they take the right precautionary measures. 

What laws must businesses comply with?

The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974

Purpose:

Requires employers to uphold a duty of care that ensures reasonable steps are taken to keep those who interact with the business (employees, customers, contractors, etc.) safe from harm.

Applies to:

Employers, employees & self-employed people.

Implications:

Take steps to provide a safe working environment.

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981

Purpose:

Require employers to take appropriate steps to ensure those who interact with the business can receive immediate attention if injured or taken ill.

Applies to:

Employers.

Implications:

Take steps to ensure first aid supplies and training are in place to mitigate all health and safety risks present.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

Purpose:

Require employers to conduct risk assessments to determine workplace hazards and put measures in place to mitigate them.

Applies to:

Employers and self-employed people.

Implications:

Provide access to first aid supplies in response to hazards identified in risk assessments.

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 2013

Purpose:

Require employers to report major injuries, deaths, and dangerous occurrences in the workplace.

Applies to:

Employers and self-employed people.

Implications:

Keep records of workplace injuries and illnesses and report those relevant to RIDDOR.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

Purpose:

Provide minimum fire safety standards required in all non-domestic premises.

Applies to:

Employers.

Implications:

Provide access to relevant fire safety and burncare supplies to handle fire-related injuries.

In short, if you own a business, you must:

  1. Have first aid supplies installed on your premises by law in the UK.

  2. Depending on your first aid risk assessment, Have the exact first aid supplies you need.

  3. Ensure first aid supplies are kept up-to-date and in good working condition.

Failing to do any of these things puts your business at risk of a fine or prosecution. Find out about UK legal first aid requirements of business owners.

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25 Years in First Aid

Over 25 years, we’ve continuously developed our first aid range based on feedback from our customers and first aid experts. We’re the only supplier you’ll ever need.

How to conduct a risk assessment

Exactly what kind of first aid kit and supporting supplies you need depends on your risk assessment. A risk assessment is an audit of the hazards in your workplace, used to identify all the dangers faced by employees, customers, and third parties that enter the premises. It’s important to remember that risk assessments must:

  • Be conducted for all premises if you have multiple sites.
  • Include off-site and loner workers.
  • Include company vehicles and their drivers.

Download our risk assessment template on the right to help you identify the risks present in your workplace.

Find out what the HSE says about conducting a risk assessment.

Or get in touch with Steroplast Healthcare, we can arrange a consultation to help you carry out a risk assessment and create a checklist of first aid supplies that you can order from us. We can even get them installed on-site for you if you’re in the North West.

Hazards specific to your workplace

Specific workplace hazards require different types of first aid. Check the table below for a list of the common types of workplace hazards that appear in risk assessments and supplies you need to safeguard against them.

Entertainment

Hospitality & Entertainment

IncludesHazardsFirst Aid Supplies
  • Hospitality
  • Hotels
  • Theatres
  • Cinemas
  • Retail
  • Manual handling injuries
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Food safety issues
  • Exposure to hazardous substances (e.g., cleaning chemicals)
  • Fire hazards
  • Manual handling injuries
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Falls from heights (e.g., when restocking shelves)
Offices & call centres

Offices & Call Centres

IncludesHazardsFirst Aid Supplies
  • Offices 
  • Call centres
  • Ergonomic hazards from poor workstation setup
  • Electrical hazards
  • Slips, trips, and falls
Construction

Construction

IncludesHazardsFirst Aid Supplies
  • Factories
  • Warehouses
  • Garages
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Construction sites
  • Manual labour
  • Exposure to hazardous substances
  • Manual handling injuries
  • Machinery and equipment injuries
  • Noise and vibration
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Electrical hazards
  • Fire and heat hazards
Eateries

Restaurants & Eateries

IncludesHazardsFirst Aid Supplies
  • Restaurants
  • Cafes
  • Bakeries
  • Bars
  • Pubs
  • Burns and scalds
  • Cuts from knives
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Manual handling injuries
  • Exposure to hazardous substances (e.g., cleaning chemicals)
Eateries

Hospitals & Clinics

IncludesHazardsFirst Aid Supplies
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • GP surgeries
  • Dental clinics
  • Nursing homes
  • Exposure to infectious diseases
  • Manual handling injuries (e.g., lifting patients)
  • Exposure to hazardous substances (e.g., drugs, chemicals, waste)
  • Needlestick injuries
Education

Education

IncludesHazardsFirst Aid Supplies
  • Schools
  • Daycare centres
  • Nurseries
  • Laboratories
  • Trips and falls
  • Manual handling injuries
  • Exposure to infectious diseases
  • Allergic reactions
  • Exposure to hazardous substances (e.g., chemicals, biological agents)
  • Fire and explosion risks
  • Electrical shock injuries
  • Manual handling injuries
  • Injuries from equipment
Education

Beauty Salons & Tattoo Parlours

IncludesHazardsFirst Aid Supplies
  • Beauty salons
  • Tattoo shops
  • Hair salons
  • Exposure to hazardous substances (e.g., dyes, solvents)
  • Cuts and puncture wounds
  • Ergonomic hazards
  • Exposure to biological agents (e.g., bloodborne pathogens)
Sports facilities

Sports Facilities & Gyms

IncludesHazardsFirst Aid Supplies
  • Sports facilities
  • Gyms
  • Manual handling injuries
  • Trips and falls
  • Injuries from equipment
  • Allergic reactions (e.g., from pool chemicals)
  • Over-exertion or strain injuries
Retail & leisure

Retail & Leisure

IncludesHazardsFirst Aid Supplies
  • Airports
  • Train stations
  • Shopping centres
  • Arenas
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Theme parks
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Manual handling injuries
  • Crowd control issues, terrorist attacks
  • Fire hazards
Animal Care

Animal Care

IncludesHazardsFirst Aid Supplies
  • Veterinary clinics
  • Animal shelters
  • Animal bites and scratches
  • Exposure to infectious diseases
  • Exposure to hazardous substances (e.g., drugs, chemicals)
  • Allergic reactions
  • Manual handling injuries (e.g., when lifting animals)

Remember: every workplace is different. Rely on your risk assessment to determine your first aid needs.

What needs to be in your first aid kit? Read our guide for the definitive list of first aid kit contents, or find out how to use all the items in your first aid kit.

Workplace First Aid

Every workplace needs a first aid kit. Find yours here.

No matter how low-risk your workplace is, if you employ at least one person, you’ll need a first aid kit on your premises per the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981. Find the ideal first aid kit here to suit your needs, whether a state-of-the-art BS8599-1 Workplace First Aid Kit or a cost-efficient HSE First Aid Kit.

Choose from large, medium, and small kits, hardshell boxes, or soft bags. Kit refills are also available for all our workplace first aid kit products, so you can keep them well-stocked without breaking the bank.

UK businesses: Need more help installing first aid supplies or have a more complex project? Consider partnering with us for professional assistance.

Workplace first aid kits

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Premier BS8599-1 Workplace First Aid Kit

The definitive first aid kit for work. Made to BS8599-1 specifications to offer businesses the recommended level of quality to comply with health and safety laws in the UK.

NHS endorsed
British Standard approved
Wall bracket included

Order a first aid kit sign or station to keep your kit clearly visible, as recommended by the HSE.

British Standard First Aid Kits (BS8599-1)

A BS8599-1 kit in a standard hard-shell green first aid box with the signature white cross and ‘first aid’ label. Fully HSE compliant.

Internationally recognised design
Wall mountable
Cost-effective refill

Looking for more first aid kits? Shop our full range of HSE and British Standard-compliant first aid kits.

BS First Aid Kit Refills

Cost-effective refills for your British Standard first aid kit. Keep your first aid box stocked with minimal cost.

British Standard approved
HSE compliant
Cost and waste-conscious

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HSE First Aid Kits

A standard first aid kit with all the items the HSE recommends for low-risk work environments. First aid, taken care of in one click.

HSE compliant
Cost efficient
Premium quality
Choose from bag, box or pouch

Looking for more first aid kits? Shop our full range of HSE and British Standard-compliant first aid kits.

HSE First Aid Kits Refills

A refill pack to keep your HSE kit well-stocked and health and safety compliant without unnecessary costs.

One-click refills
HSE compliant
Cost and waste-conscious

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First aid kits should be: 

1. Easily accessible   2. Clearly visible   3. Signposted with a “first aid kit” sign above or nearby

Installing a first aid station makes your kit instantly visible, even from far away.

First Aid Kit & Burncare Kit Station

For workplaces at risk of burns, including kitchens, labs, warehouses, and factories, clear signage and instructions for first aid and burncare.

Identifiable colours
Clearly visible
Easy instructions

First Aid Kit, Eyewash Kit & Burncare Kit Station

For environments with burn and eye contamination risks like kitchens, labs, warehouses, and factories. Everything you need to know about delivering first aid.

Identifiable colours
Clearly visible
Easy instructions

First Aid Kit & Eyewash Kit Station with Mirror

Where risk assessments reveal eye injury hazards like heat, machinery, and chemicals, an eyewash station is required. Combine standard first aid with eyecare in this station, complete with a mirror.

Single-person use
Clearly visible
Easy instructions

Single First Aid Kit Stations

Tailored to your needs, find a first aid kit station for your kit. Choose from burncare, biohazards, eyewash, and standard first aid.

Easy to see
Protect first aid kits
Clear instructions

Eco-Friendly First Aid Kit

Our eco first aid kit is made with 94% less plastic and still meets HSE requirements for workplace health and safety compliance.

HSE Approved
Sustainable design
Paper wrapped contents

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Own Branded First Aid Kits

A range of family-friendly first aid kits that can display your company branding.

Own Branded First Aid Kits

Printed with your logo

A range of family-friendly first aid kits that can display your company branding.

Catering First Aid

Don’t let high-pressure kitchen environments get in the way of safety.

Catering environments are at higher risk than other workplaces thanks to sharp tools, naked flames, hot ovens, steam, heavy lifting, and potential slips. In order for your staff to work with confidence, you need the right first aid supplies at the ready. A standard first aid kit won’t cut it. Your kit needs to be tailored to the risks of the kitchen. Order a catering first aid kit here for comprehensive coverage.

Our catering first aid kits come with blue plasters, bandages, and dressings, as required by HSE for all food handling environments. The kits themselves are packaged in blue containers for easy identification. Stock up on sharps disposal and biohazard kits to deal with dangerous materials following accidents.

Do you run a catering business? You'll need burncare and eyewash supplies too.

Catering First Aid

BS8599-1 Sterochef Catering First Aid Kit

A kit tailored to the risks in a food handling environment. You need one if you run a commercial kitchen in a restaurant, cafe, pub, or venue, or if you operate a deli counter or food handling facility.

HSE-compliant blue plasters
Britsh Standard contents
Signature blue box
Wall bracket included

BS8599-1 Sterochef Catering First Aid Kit Refills

Cost-effective refills for your British Standard first aid kit. Keep your first aid box stocked with minimal cost. 

British Standard approved
HSE compliant
Cost and waste-conscious

Looking for more first aid kits? Shop our full range of HSE and British Standard-compliant first aid kits.

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HSE Catering First Aid Kit

Fulfill the minimum requirements without going over budget with a standard HSE-approved catering first aid kit.

HSE compliant
Cost efficient
Metal detectable plasters
Highly visible blue plasters

HSE Catering First Aid Kit Refills

A refill pack to keep your HSE kit well-stocked and health and safety compliant without unnecessary costs.

Blue plasters
HSE compliant
Cost and waste-conscious

Looking for more first aid kits? Shop our full range of HSE and British Standard-compliant first aid kits.

Catering First Aid Products

Find all the catering first aid and infection control supplies you need here and get your complete checklist ticked off.

Catering Plasters

Our blue catering plasters comply with HSE requirements to be highly visible in food handling environments to minimise the chance of contamination. They also feature a metal strip making them detectable in automatic scanning processes in food handling plants. 

Sterochef Blue Detectable Plasters
Leukoplast Coverplast Detectable Plasters

Catering Bandages

Bandages and dressings from our premium range in alternative blue colours to comply with HSE requirements in catering and food handling.

Water-resistant finger stalls
Finger bobs
PE strapping
Elasticated tubular bandage

Empty Catering Bags & Boxes

Blue first aid boxes to distinguish them from standard first aid kits and ensure they can be quickly and easily identified in emergencies.

Premium boxes
Hardshell boxes
Soft bags
Carry bags
Customisable internal compartments

Catering Sharps Disposal

Dispose of sharps, including broken glass, properly and ensure dangerous edges and potentially infectious agents are contained. For:

Restaurants
Bars and pubs
Cafeterias
Hospitality

Catering Burncare Solutions

Deal with burns from hotplates, ovens, naked flames, and steam fast with burncare solutions. If you operate a food handling business, your risk assessment will say you need burncare provision.

Burnshield hydrogel
Jelonet dressings
Burn dressings
Fire extinguishers

Catering Eyecare Solutions

In environments with heat, machinery, and chemical exposure risks, eyewash stations are always required. Get eyewash supplies for your kitchen here.

Sterile saline
Eyewash stations
Eyewash pods
Eye pad dressings

Celox Trauma Treatments

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Fast-acting haemostatic gauze, dressings & granules used to stop catastrophic bleeding. Stop the bleed, fast.

Lone Worker & Vehicle First Aid

First aid responsibilities don’t stop at the door to your premises.

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide appropriate provisions if employees are taken ill or injured at work, including employees working off-site and in company vehicles. The Approved Code of Practice (ACoP), which accompanies the regulations, details that employees should have first aid needs met wherever they work for the business, including away from main sites.

The Public Service Vehicles (Safety) Regulations 1981 require all public service vehicles, including taxis, minibuses, and public transport, to carry first aid kits. British standard BS8599-2:2019 provides guidance on the standard a vehicle first aid kit should uphold. Find yours here. 

Do you drive a Public Service Vehicle? It’s the law in the UK for all public service vehicles to carry a first aid kit and fire extinguisher on board at all times. 

Lone Worker & Vehicle First Aid

BS8599-1 Off-site Lone Worker First Aid Kit

A loner worker kit made to BS8599-1 specifications to offer businesses the recommended level of quality to comply with health and safety laws in the UK.

NHS endorsed
British Standard approved
HSE compliant

Looking for more first aid kits? Shop our full range of HSE and British Standard-compliant first aid kits.

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HSE Lone Worker First Aid Kit

Everything you need to keep a lone worker safe and stay within UK health and safety laws.

HSE compliant
Cost efficient
Small and compact

HSE Bum Bag First Aid Kit

Everything you need to keep a lone worker safe and stay within UK health and safety laws, supplied in a compact bum-bag designed for travel.

HSE compliant
Cost efficient
Small and compact

BS8599-2 Vehicle First Aid Kit

A vehicle first aid kit made to BS8599-2:2019 specifications which determine the expected quality of first aid kits for public service vehicles, company cars, and taxis.

Fits under seat
British Standard approved
Road traffic accident ready

Taxi & PSV First Aid Kit

A Public Service Vehicle or Taxi First Aid Kit, compact and easy to store away, offering you and your passengers the best supplies for dealing with common road traffic accidents.

Durable Case
Easy to store away
Cost-Effective Refills

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Supplies for complete protection wherever you work.

Whether you work off-site, travel between locations for your job, or you’re always on the move, find the first aid supplies you need here.

Bandages & Dressings for Lone Workers & Vehicles

Order supplementary dressings and bandages here, ready for larger injuries if they occur.

Easy to apply
Sterile options

Burncare Solutions for Lone Workers & Vehicles

Burns and abrasions can occur during car accidents. Ensure you’re ready to treat casualties with specialist burn dressings impregnated with Burnshield hydrogel or Jelonet, capable of cooling burns faster than water and with antibacterial properties.

Burnshield hydrogel
Sooth road rash and burns
Prevent infection
Protect open wounds

Empty Lone Worker Bags & Boxes for Lone Workers & Vehicles

Find the ideal box or bag for your lone worker employees or to put in your vehicle here.

Protective hardshell boxes
Portable carry bags
Hands-free wearable bags
Fit under the car seat or in the boot

Severe bleed control supplies

Road traffic accidents can be severe and fatal. Lone workers in high-risk environments might also need extra protection. Browse trauma and bleed control supplies here.

Trauma dressings
Tourniquets
Critical injury kits

Burncare First Aid

Deal with burns in the precious seconds that cause the most damage following an accident.

Burns can be catastrophic and even fatal. Proper handling of a burn can significantly reduce healing time and complications afterwards, not to mention make the casualty feel more comfortable and calm. If your workplace operates machinery that generates heat, naked flames, ovens, hotplates, electric tools like soldering irons or hair straighteners, or risks exposure to certain chemicals, it’s likely you need a burn kit.

Our burncare kits contain soothing Burnshield hydrogel, which is better at cooler burns than water having been formulated for optimal burncare immediately after injury. Burnshield also contains tea tree oil to fight infection, helping the healing process to start as soon as possible.

Where there’s a heightened risk of burns, there’s usually a heightened risk of eye injury. We recommend businesses that need burncare also install workplace eyecare & protection.

Burncare First Aid

Premier Emergency Steroburn Burncare Kit

Everything you need to treat burns in one of our premium first aid kit boxes. Compiled under the guidance of first aid experts

Expert-made
Eye-catching red box
Two sizes available
Wall bracket included

Burncare Kit | Emergency First Aid Kit for Burns

A compact kit ideal for smaller operations or on-the-go. Contains all the essentials to treat burns and abrasions.

Small and compact
Expert developed
Contains Burnshield

Burnshield Emergency Rescue Kit

A more extensive burncare kit for workplaces at higher risk of burns such as manufacturing, agriculture, labs, and the military and emergency response.

Extensive contents
Robust case
Maximum protection
Wall bracket included

Mini Burn First Aid Kit

A compact burncare kit ideal for travel and storing in small spaces. This kit contains items found in our other premium burncare kits.

Portable
Pocket-sized
Comprehensive

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Supplies for complete protection wherever you work.

Ensure your workforce and customers are completely protected from the threat of burn-related injuries. Find supplementary burncare and fire protection supplies here.

Fire Extinguishers

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires employers to put fire safety measures in place, including means to fight small fires, such as extinguishers.

BS6165 approved
Portable
A Kitemarked product

Signage & First Aid Stations

Employers are required to make first aid kits visible and accessible in their premises. Install signage and a burncare kit station to make sure you’ve got this covered.

Colour-coded
Protect your kits
Comply with HSE
Instructions on stations for how to use kits

Burncare Dressings

Additional dressings to ensure you’ve got everything you need to meet the requirements in your risk assessment.

Burnshield hydrogel
Jelonet dressings
Dressings in different shapes and sizes

Trauma First Aid

High-risk workplaces demand extra safety measures to keep lives safe.

If you operate premises with machinery, sharp and electronic tools, heavy movable objects, and working at height or in dangerous environments, it’s highly likely you need to trauma first aid provisions. Deal with major bleeding and injuries that standard first aid kits aren’t equipped to handle. Construction, agriculture, mining, fishing, offshore, and waste management are some industries that typically need trauma first aid provision. 

Medical professionals: If you work in emergency services, we also supply emergency sector supplies, advanced life support equipment, and hospital supplies.

PAcT Kit

Public Access Trauma (PAcT) First Aid Kit

Developed by experts, including the National Counter Terrorism Security Office and recommended by the UK government. The kit provides access to QR codes which 

Made for untrained people
Recognised by emergency services
Supports Martyn’s Law
Wall bracket included
 

How to prepare for Martyn's Law

Martyn’s Law will soon require certain businesses to put safety measures in place to support people in the care gap in the event of a terrorist attack. 

  • Is your business in a publicly accessible location, e.g. a shopping centre?
  • Does your premises have a capacity of 100 or over?
  • Do you want to support and protect all those who use your premises in the event of a terrorist attack?

Then you need a PAcT kit. Developed by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office and other medical experts to be easy to use even if you’ve never given first aid before and help casualties deal with severe trauma and blood loss.

Read our Martyn's Law guide to learn more about how the legislation will affect your business.

Critical Injury First Aid Kit

A BS8599-1:2019 compliant kit to treat more severe injuries than standard kits. Ideal for workplaces with a higher risk of severe injury.

British Standard approved
Compact
Expert-made

Sterostop Bleed Control Kit

A small, compact bleed control kit with essentials found in our premium boxes. Take it on the go or store it in small spaces.

Portable
Comprehensive
Compact

Forestry First Aid Kit

Equip your arborists with our large Forestry First Aid Kit, ideal for severe bleeding incidents. Designed for high-risk outdoor work environments like forestry, farming, and construction.

Available in two sizes
Ensures you meet safety standards
Designed for high-risk environments

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Expert-made supplies for when your job demands more.

Trauma and heavy bleed supplies that help you stop bloodloss fast and save lives. We work with industry experts to ensure out products won’t let you down.

Empty Trauma Bags & Boxes

Find the right trauma kit box or bag for your needs. Choose from different shapes, sizes, and interior organisation.

Hardshell boxes
Soft bags
Carry-bags
Individual compartments

Trauma Bandages & Dressings

Supplement your trauma kits with additional bandages and dressings as per your risk assessment. Find ambulance dressings and single-person use dressings here.

Sterile options
Stop heavy bleeding fast
Chest seals
Haemostatic gauze

Tourniquets

When a dressing won’t cut it, use a tourniquet. Keep tourniquets at the ready if you work in manufacturing, agriculture, forestry, industrial operations, or rescue services.

Easy to use
Untrained use
Single-person use

Childcare First Aid

Supervise children with complete confidence when you have the right first aid kit.

Supervisors of children and minors in schools, colleges, nurseries, daycare centres, and community groups are responsible for providing immediate first aid care in the event of an accident or injury. Find first aid kits here tailored to use with babies, children, and young people. Our childrens’ first aid kits contain hypoallergenic items like plasters, designed to minimise the chance of an allergic reaction on sensitive skin. 

Teachers, parents, and childcare professionals: do you look after children with allergies or sensitive skin? Browse our plasters range of hypoallergenic plasters that are kind to young peoples’ skin and painless to remove.

Childcare First Aid

Childcare First Aid Kit

Made with recommendations from childcare specialists, HSE, and the UK government for professional childcare businesses and establishments.

Hypoallergenic plasters
Refills available
Expert-made
Wall bracket included

Childrens First Aid Kit

Our trusted childcare kit in a handy portable pouch for day trips, on-the-go, and travel anywhere.

Compact
Water-resistant
Hypoallergenic plasters

Baby Travel First Aid Kit

Everything you need to deal with infant emergencies before medical professionals arrive.

Handy portable pouch
Tailored contents
Expert-made

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Sharps Disposal

Dispose of broken sharp objects properly and safely, ensuring there’s no risk of an accident after a breakage.

Protective case
Easy to use
Expert-made
Wall bracket included

Bio-Hazard First Aid

Vomit, blood, urine, and faeces are all biohazards and infection risks and must be dealt with immediately.

Use it in minutes
Easy infection control
Includes PPE
Wall bracket included

Burncare First Aid

Sooth burns quickly and prevent infection. Burncare kits are ideal for school kitchens and cafeterias.

Expert-made
Eye-catching red box
Two sizes available
Wall bracket included

Complete peace of mind for teachers, caretakers, and childminders.

Ensure your workforce and customers are completely protected from the threat of burn-related injuries. Find supplementary burncare and fire protection supplies here

Empty Childcare Bags & Boxes

Find the right childcare first aid kit box or bag for your needs. Choose from different shapes, sizes, and internal organisation.

Hardshell boxes
Soft bags
Carry-bags
Individual compartments

Childcare Plasters

Hypoallergenic plasters designed by experts to be kind to sensitive skin and painless to remove. Choose from various designs, shapes, and sizes.

Hypoallergenic
Water-resistant
Superhero designs

Childcare Bandages

Soft, supple hypoallergenic bandages and dressings that are comfy and easy to apply. Stock up here for your infirmary. 

Hypoallergenic
Ergonomic
Professional quality

Eyewash & Eyecare First Aid

Deal with eye injuries and accidents fast and save someone’s sight.

Additional first aid supplies are required for eyecare in labs, catering and food handling environments, around machinery, and in workshops. If your business involves handling tools, materials, and machinery, uses open flames, steam, or ovens, or puts people are risk of exposure to chemicals, there’s a heightened risk of eye injury. Your risk assessment will demand an eyewash station and eyewash supplies.

Find an eyecare first aid kit here to keep on your premises and stay compliant. If someone gets debris or chemicals in their eye it must be flushed immediately. Otherwise, more damage will occur. Give your staff a chance to save someone’s sight with an eyecare kit.

UK employers: do you operate a business with heat, chemical, and sharp object exposure risks? You’ll need an eyewash station.

Eyewash & Eyecare First Aid

Sterowash Eyecare Kits

A comprehensive eyecare first aid kit. Professionally made with input from experts. Ideal for workplaces with eye safety risks.

Expert-made
Wall-mountable
Three variations available
Wall bracket included

Sterowash Eyecare Kit Refills

Purchase individual eyewash bottles, pods and dressings to keep your kits fully stocked with emergency essentials.

Sterile saline
Eyecare essentials
Cost and waste-conscious

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Sterowash - 20ml Eye And Wound Wash Station & Accessories

Everything you need to quickly wash an eye or wound, mounted on a highly visible wall dispenser with a mirror for easier self-use.

Sterile saline
Good for lone use
Easy access

Sterowash - 500ml Eyewash Plate & Accessories

Highly visible and easy to access in an emergency. Fully compliant with health and safety expectations for workplaces with eye injury risk.

Sterile saline
HSE-compliant
Ergonomic

Eyewash Kit Station

Keep eyecare supplies ready to go. Instructions for use with pictures are printed directly on the sign.

Clear instructions
High visibility
Easy access

First Aid Kit, Eyewash Kit and Burncare Kit Station

For work environments with eye injury and burn risk, combine both kits in one station for quick access in an emergency.

Clear instructions
High visibility
Easy access

First Aid Kit and Eyewash Kit Station with Mirror

Instructions for use with pictures are printed directly on the sign along with a mirror for lone use to ensure thorough and correct eye washing.

Sterile saline
Eyecare essentials
Cost and waste-conscious

First Aid Kit and Eyewash Kit Station

Keep your standard workplace first aid kit and eyecare kit together in one place so everyone can find them in an emergency.

Clear instructions
High visibility
Easy access

Eyewash Kit Station Sign

A simple eyewash sign to direct staff to the eyewash station. Made in standard white on a green background to align with international first aid colours.

Clear signage
High visibility
Standard first aid colours

Eyewash Guidance Sign

Easy to follow, direct instructions on performing an eyewash. Made in standard white on a green background to align with international first aid colours.

Clear signage
High visibility
Standard first aid colours

Eyewash stations and essential supplies to save someone’s sight.

Where there’s a risk of eye injury due to heat, chemicals, or machinery, ensure you have all the eyecare supplies you need.

Empty Eyecare Bags & Boxes

Find the right eyecare first aid kit box or bag for your needs. Choose from different shapes, sizes, and internal organisation.

Hardshell boxes
Soft bags
Carry-bags
Individual compartments

Eyewash Bottles

Sterile saline solution in easy-dispense bottles. Use directly to perform eye irrigation. Normal saline is kind to delicate skin and eye membranes.

500ml bottles
20ml ampoules
Eyebath bottles

Eyepads

Cover injured eyes and prevent further damage or infection until medical assistance. Find supplementary eye dressings here.

Sterile
Absorbent
Soft
Low adherent

Biohazard First Aid & Sharps Disposal

Handle biohazard spills and hazardous sharp objects the right way.

Body fluid spills (urine, faeces, blood, vomit, saliva, semen) are classed as biohazards and potentially infectious. They must be cleaned up in a certain way to ensure the biohazard is neutralised and people in the environment are kept safe.

Examples of workplaces that need biohazard kits: schools, restaurants, pubs, bars, hotels, labs, nursing homes, hospitals, dental clinics, and animal care facilities.

Sharps disposal bins should be used to safely dispose of objects like needles, razors, and pins, or face the risk of broken glass contaminated with body fluids so they don’t tear clinical waste bags and cause potential infection or injury.

Health and beauty businesses: If you work in a tattoo shop, nail salon, beauty salon, or aesthetics clinic, we’ve got a range of injection supplies, PPE, disposables, and infection control products for you.

Biohazard First Aid

Steroguard Biohazard Kit

Clean up biohazard spills quickly and safely. This kit has everything you need to dispose of clinical waste responsibly.

HSE compliant
Expert-made
Different sizes available
Wall bracket included

Learn how to use the Steroguard Bio-Hazard kit in this quick one minute demo video.

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Sterosafe Sharps Disposal Kit

For handling sharp and metallic objects such as syringes, needles, blades, and broken glass. Dispose of sharps safely.

Contains PPE
Easy to use
Five uses
Wall bracket included

Sharps Bins

Supplementary sharps disposal bins might be needed if you get through lots of needles, such as in a tattoo shop, GP surgery, or beauty clinic. 

Different sizes available
Robust design
Colour-coded

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Clinical waste is an infection risk. Body fluid spills can happen anywhere. Be ready to deal with them.

Be prepared to handle potentially dangerous body fluid spills with our comprehensive range of biohazard and sharps disposal products.

Biohazard First Aid Stations

Make sure your biohazard kit is easy to see and grab when you need to clean up a spill fast.

High visibility
Easy access
Protect your kit
Instructions printed on the station

PPE

Protect yourself and your staff at all times. Premium quality PPE to cut through the infection cycle and uphold best hygiene practices.

Type IIR face masks
FFP3 respirators
Nitrile gloves
Vinyl gloves

Disinfectants

Surface sprays, disposable wipes, sterilant. Our wide range of disinfectants helps you uphold cleaning protocols.

Premium cleaning products
NHS endorsed
Versatile options
Trusted brands

Defibrillators

Using a defibrillator in under ten minutes is the only way to save someone in cardiac arrest.

Cardiac arrest can strike anyone, anywhere, anytime, and when it does, you have just ten minutes to start using a defibrillator. This is the only way to save someone’s life. The sooner you use one, the more likely the person will survive. With ambulances in the UK arriving on average within 15 minutes to category one emergencies, a casualty in cardiac arrest relies on people nearby to help them survive.

If you operate a business where employees are at risk of electrical shocks or one with heightened exposure to individuals with heart complications, you might already need to install a defibrillator. But the more defibrillators available for public use, the better chance everyone has if cardiac arrest occurs. Responsible businesses install defibrillators in publicly accessible areas and register them with The Circuit so emergency call handlers can direct the call maker to the nearest one available. Order your defibrillator here. We stock defibrillators with visual and audible prompts so any untrained person can use them.

Defibrillators

iPAD-SP1 - Fully Automatic Defibrillator

An AED designed for untrained people to use. Visual and audible prompts direct the user on what to do. Shocks are delivered automatically.

Easy to use
Intuitive
Trusted brand

Your AED should be highly visible. The iPAD SP1 - Wall Mounted Bracket is a sturdy wall bracket suitable for iPAD SP1 fully-automatic and semi-automatic defibrillators.

iPAD-SP1 - Semi Automatic Defibrillator

An AED designed for untrained people to use. Visual and audible prompts direct the user on what to do. Prompts the user to deliver a shock via a button.

Easy to use
Intuitive
Trusted brand

Schiller FRED Easyport AED

An easy-to-use AED, small and lightweight enough to fit in your coat pocket for on-the-go support.

Pocket-sized
Portable
Easy to use

Zoll AED Plus Lay Responder Defibrillator

Comes with a 'Real CPR Help' feature that is clinically proven to double the survival rate of cardiac arrest victims.

Easy to use
Provides feedback
'Defibrillator of Choice' since 2010

iPAD NFK200 Semi-Automatic Defibrillator

The iPAD NFK200 Defibrillator is user-friendly, intuitive, and designed for rapid pad accessibility, making life-saving interventions as swift as possible.

Compact
No medical training needed
User-friendly

Looking for a more robust alternative? The iPAD SPR Semi-Automatic Defibrillator has the highest IP66 rating, making it highly resistant in rugged and water-hazardous environments.

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You’ll never regret having a defibrillator. Make sure you have all the supporting supplies you need.

Don’t be let down at the last minute because you didn’t have all the right supplies. Find everything here to ensure you give someone the best chance of surviving cardiac arrest.

Defibrillator Cabinets

Protect your AED from exposure and wear and tear. Keep it safe under alarm and ensure it’s easy to see and grab in seconds

Alarmed cabinets
Lockable cabinets
IP66-rated

Defibrillator Pads

Replacement pads ready to use. Replace old pads or keep them as spares. Don’t let faulty pads be the difference between life and death.

Long lifespan
Quick application
Instructions included
Seal packaging

Replacement Batteries

Defibrillator batteries need replacing every few years . You'll never regret keeping a replacement on-hand.

Easy to store
Cost effective
Long life-span

Defibrillator Cases

Defibrillator carry cases are designed to easily transport the life-saving equipment to a casualty, saving time and keeping your AED safe from damage.

Intelligently made
Protective case
Easy to carry

Additional Considerations

for Your Business

A comprehensive approach to first aid goes beyond just having a first aid kit. 

A standard first aid kit is a legal requirement, but your business may need other crucial first aid items to deal with a first aid emergency. Discover our range of additional products here that can complement your existing kits and help you ensure complete preparedness for any incident.

We offer PAcT Kits, essential first aid signage, detailed accident report books, practical hot & cold packs, critical resuscitation & CPR supplies, and sundry items such as cotton wool, first aid armbands, safety pins, and more. To ensure continuity, refills are available for most items, offering you both convenience and cost-effectiveness.

Hot and cold pack

Accident Report Book

A comprehensive first aid accident report book, essential for recording details of incidents and injuries, aiding in future risk management.

Easy to use
Comply with HSE & GDPR regulations
Includes 40 perforated report forms

First Aid CPR Leaflet

An informative first aid CPR guidance leaflet, providing step-by-step instructions on performing life-saving CPR.

Pocket Sized
Ideal for workplace training
Includes life-saving techniques

First Aid Signage

Easily noticeable first aid signs, utilising standard white on a green background, to direct staff to your first aid station or kit. In line with international first aid colours.

A range of designs
Cost effective
Easily visible

First Aid Stations

A fully-stocked first aid station, equipped with essential first aid supplies for treating various injuries, offering an immediate point of reference during emergencies.

A range of designs
Easily visible
Wall mountable

Bandages

perfect for supporting injured limbs or securing dressings, essential for any first aid situation.

Adhesive & Non-Adhesive Options
Various sizes
Durable & Long-lasting

We also offer a range of bandage applicators, ideal for quick application of bandages by people with little to no first aid training.

Wound Dressings

Designed to protect injuries from infection, featuring absorbent pads and easy-to-use fastenings for effective wound management.

NHS Approved
Multiple sizes available
Adhesive & Non-Adhesive Options

Plasters & Dressing Strips

Reliable plasters & dressing strips, available in various sizes and types, to protect minor cuts and grazes from further harm and infection

CE Marked
MHRA Compliant
Affordable

Hot & Cold Therapy

Versatile hot & cold therapy supplies, providing immediate relief for strains, sprains, and other everyday injuries, with easy-to-use design for both heating and cooling applications.

Reusable Options
Safe & Easy to use
Instant pain relief

Resusciade Face Shields & Masks

Facilitating safer mouth-to-mouth resuscitation by reducing the risk of cross-contamination between the rescuer and the patient.

Protect against infection
Compact
Easy to store

First Aid Armband

A distinctive first aid armband, helping to easily identify first aiders in your workplace, especially during emergencies.

Velcro Fastening
Green & Hi-res yellow
Durable ripstop nylon material

Sundry Items

A selection of disposable first aid essentials, including cotton wool, swabs, nasal plugs, chiropody felt, and safety pins, providing a range of supplies for various first aid needs.

Pocket Sized
Ideal for workplace training
Includes life-saving techniques

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Access to a custom digital catalogue with your branding.

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Advice and guidance on making the most of exhibitions and social media.

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Straight from our warehouse to your customers and clients.

Distributor Benefits Like None Other

Professional Photography

£1,000's worth of free professional product photographs.

NHS Approved

Equipment & supplies endorsed by NHS professionals.

100% Quality Guarantee

Risk-free purchasing with a full refund if you're not happy.

Product Knowledge

Free training for your sales team to optimise your sales.

Distributor Discounts

Volume-order discounts & special pricing to distributors.

Custom Catalogue

Access to a custom digital catalogue with your branding.

Own Branding

Our products with your branding professionally added to them.

Professional Advice

Advice & guidance on making the most of exhibitions & social media.

HSE Guidance

Build brand credibility and authority with expert advice and guidance.

Dropship to your customers

Straight from our warehouse to your customers and clients

Workplace First Aid FAQs

If you’re a business owner and you employ at least one person, and you’re wondering, ‘are first aid kits required in the workplace?’ the answer is yes. A workplace first aid kit is required in the workplace under The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981. Find out more in our article Workplace First Aid Kits: What are The UK Legal Requirements?

So, where should the first aid kit be in the workplace? You should have at least one first aid kit on each floor of your premises and one in every isolated area. For example, if it takes longer than 60 seconds to walk between areas, or if an area is significantly cut off from another, you will need first aid kits in both areas. 

You should also ensure it is easily accessible, clearly visible, and signposted with a “first aid kit” sign above or nearby. Find out more in our article Workplace First Aid Kits: Where to Install Them and How Many You Need.

What should a workplace first aid kit contain? Here’s the list of items recommended by the Health and Safety Executive:

  • A leaflet with general guidance on first aid (for example, HSE's leaflet Basic advice on first aid at work
  • Individually wrapped sterile plasters of assorted sizes
  • Sterile eye pads
  • Individually wrapped triangular bandages, preferably sterile
  • Safety pins
  • Large and medium-sized sterile, individually wrapped, unmedicated wound dressings
  • Disposable gloves

These guidelines are for low-risk workplaces. You must conduct a risk assessment to determine the specific needs of your workplace first aid kit.

Check our article What Should be in a Workplace First Aid Kit? for more details.

How many first aid kits should a workplace have? It depends on the size and footfall on the premises. You must have a first aid kit on each floor of your premises, and in each area it takes longer than 60 seconds to walk to. Read our article Workplace First Aid Kits: Where to Install Them and How Many You Need for guidance on calculating how many you need.

The international standard for a first aid kit is an equal white cross on a green background. Our standard first aid kits are packaged in green containers with white crosses to be easily identified. In accordance with the Health and Safety Executive, your first aid kit should be clearly visible, so we recommend a first aid kit sign or first aid kit station to help those nearby spot it quickly in an emergency.

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