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August 2011

New BS-8599 British Standard for Workplace First Aid kits

New BS-8599 British Standard for Workplace First Aid kits   The New BS-8599 standard for workplace first aid kits has been effective since 30th of June.  This standard replaces the BHTA-HSE kits universally used in the UK, and are based on HSE guidelines.  The old standard, first published in 1997, will be withdrawn from 31st December 2011.   Despite many EU states having a national standard for workplace first aid kits, until now, the UK did not.  The BHTA guidelines were in need of revision because training protocols have changed,... Read More