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The New BS8599-1: 2019 Standard
 
 
What you need to know
 
 
The new BS8599-1: 2019 Standard requires that any industry that has the potential risk of a critical injury should have a critical injury medical kit to supplement their normal workplace first aid kits.

However, the HSE will still require a full risk assessment to be undertaken, as risks of serious injury may still be found in areas of work. It may be that you have staff or visitors who are prone to excessive bleeding due to blood thinning medicine or physical conditions such as haemophilia.

In order to help you work to this standard, we have introduced three categories of critical injury packs which cover low, medium and high levels of risk you may find in the workplace.
 
 
Low Risk (CM0080-81)
 
Areas such as offices, small kitchens, residential homes, shops, and small industrial businesses carrying out low risk activities.
 
This kit contains small haemostatic dressings, adhesive dressings, plasters, and a strap tourniquet for use with troublesome bleeds that would be difficult to deal with when using a standard first aid kit.
 
 
Medium Risk (CM0082-83)
 
Areas such as small industrial units or businesses using hazardous equipment that could cause injury.
 
This kit contains all the other products supplied in the low risk kit, as well as larger haemostatic dressings and a tactical tourniquet.
 
 
High Risk (CM0084-85)
 
For all industries and workers who face the potential of a critical injury such as dangerous equipment, machinery, sharp instruments, cutting equipment, power tools, construction, agriculture, and forestry.
 
This allows you to deal with all eventualities, including catastrophic injuries to members of the public who are injured as a result of an act of terrorism or other mass casualty incidents. This kit contains all the other products supplied in the medium risk kit, as well as larger haemostatic dressings and trauma dressings.
 
 
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