Setting the Standard for British Vehicle First Aid Kits

BS8599-2:2014 MOTOR VEHICLE FIRST AID KITS

The BSi have published a new national standard for first aid provision within motor vehicles. The standard aims to improve safety for all UK motorists by equipping vehicles with a first aid kit scaled specifically to the size of vehicle and number of passengers, while providing the essential first response supplies needed to deal with a road side incident.

The new standard aims to make it easier than ever before to ensure your motor vehicle is stocked with appropriate first aid provision, specifying requirements for the compilation of first aid components in three sizes of first aid kits - small, medium and large.

Having a first aid kit in the car can be a lifesaver. Not only can it prove crucial in the event of a road crash, but also in less serious mishaps such as cuts, scrapes and burns.