First Aid Kits for Clubs
As part of your First Aid arrangements you must decide what First Aid Equipment your Club should buy, after words you need to ensure regular checks are in place to ensure these are in date and two still intact.
Our advice is to identify the areas in your club and do a risk assessment / needs assessment - these might be covered by the same First Aid Kit or multi depending on size and distances apart. Also to be taken into account if the kit is kept in Secure area, members will not get access if key holder is not present.
We have also suggested creating a First Aid Grab Bag - which has the basics in it for your particular area - for example most will have facemask , gloves with few extra things on activity dependant - a sailing club this might include throwline, thermal protection aid. A Football /Rugby Club might include Instant Ice Packs.
What does the law say for businesses ?
The Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981 states:
“ An employer shall provide or ensure that there are provided such equipment and facilities
as are adequate and appropriate in the circumstances for enabling first aid to be rendered
to his employees if they are injured or become ill at work”
What is included in a BS8599-1 First Aid Kit?
How does an employer meet the requirements of the law?
1. Do a risk assessment.
LOW RISK (e.g. shops, offices, libraries etc.)
HIGH RISK (e.g. light engineering and assembly work, food processing, warehousing, extensive work with dangerous
machinery or sharp instruments, construction, chemical manufacture etc.)
2. Decide on the size and quantity of kits required to meet your risk needs assessment.
SMALL KIT USAGE GUIDELINES
LOW RISK Less than 25 employees HIGH RISK Less than 5 employees
MEDIUM KIT USAGE GUIDELINES
LOW RISK 25-100 employees HIGH RISK 5-25 employees
LARGE KIT USAGE GUIDELINES
LOW RISK 1 Large Kit per 100 employees HIGH RISK 1 Large Kit per 25 employees
What standard first aid kits are available?
The only official UK standard for first aid kit contents is the British Standard BS8599-1. The HSE provides some guidance on the type of items that should be in a first aid kit, but not the quantities. The old BHTA standard kit 10, 20 and 50 (often called HSE kits), are now obsolete and withdrawn. The British Standard BS8599-1 Compliant kits, now provide employers with a means by which they can choose a kit that matches their risk needs assessment, while still demonstrating compliance with the spirit of the legislation. Some employers may have diverse or unusual situations and will need to make bespoke provision for such risks, these situations however, are not likely to be typical. The BS8599-1 compliant first aid kits will be suitable for most situations.
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