Best First Aid Kits 2019

Thursday, 2 May 2019

The law states that in the workplace, you have to provide a first aid kit on site, and the same goes for schools, colleges, universities and other places where the public congregate. If you are a long-haul lorry driver you might want one in your cabin just in case the worst happens, and it's always useful to have one if you're the coach of an amateur sports team. In fact, anywhere where you expect that you are in charge of health and safety, it's probably worth having a first aid kit nearby.

The law requires workplaces, schools, lorry drivers and more to have a first aid kit at hand
The law requires workplaces, schools, lorry drivers and more to have a first aid kit at hand

This article helps you to narrow down your selection. There is a surprising amount of choice out there, with specific kits available for catering, travelling, outdoor work, schools, sports and more, so it's important that you select the correct first aid kit for you. Take a look at our Best First Aid Kits blog, ensuring that you buy the right first aid kit for your needs.

What Should Be in Your First Aid Kit?

What should be in your first aid kit depends generally on what business you are in. If you are a member of a sports team, using bandages and cold therapy is probably a good idea, however if you work in catering you're better off focusing on plasters and burn relief. The NHS generally advises the most equipment should include:

  • Plasters
  • Dressings
  • Bandages
  • Safety pins
  • Tweezers
  • Gloves
  • Scissors
  • Wipes
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Cough medicine
  • Eye wash

Best First Aid Kit for General and Home Use

Personal Protection One Person First Aid Kit

Compact Team Sports First Aid KitIt's becoming more and more common for ordinary people to have a first aid kit in their homes. Most accidents actually happen in the home, so it's always a good idea to prepare for the worst. The Personal Protection One Person First Aid Kit is designed for general use, containing everything needed to tackle most things that come up at home. Affordable and small, this first aid kit is supplied in a small bag for practicality and ease of use.

Supplied With: 1 x polythene apron; 1 x biohazard bag; 5 x cleansing wipes; 1 x pair of forceps; 1 x pair of gloves; 1 x paper towel; 1 x resuscitation face shield.


Best First Aid Kit for Catering

Masterchef All Blue Catering First Aid Kit

Masterchef All Blue Catering First Aid KitWorking in a busy kitchen is fraught with dangers, with risks posed from sharp knives, spitting pans and hot grills. Supplied with coloured plasters, gloves, burn dressings and more, the Masterchef All Blue Catering First Aid Kit is perfect for use in the kitchen. Designed to meet all conditions imposed by the Food Safety Act (1990), this kit is supplied in an airtight Auro case, protecting the insides from moisture and suitable for storing away in a safe location in the kitchen.

Supplied With: 1 x guidance leaflet; 10 x standard blue finger buddies; 10 x assorted blue finger stalls; 1 x pair of blue nitrile gloves 1 x blue washproof tape (2.5 x 10cm); 1 x burn dressing (10 x 10cm); 6 x sachets of burn gel; 1 x conforming bandage; 2 x finger dressings; 60 x blue waterproof plasters.


Best First Aid Kit for Vehicles

Basic HSE HGV First Aid Kit

Basic HSE HGV First Aid KitIt's the law that Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) have to carry a first aid kit in case of emergencies. The Basic HSE HGV First Aid Kit includes everything needed in the case of a road traffic accident or medical emergency. The Oxford box that it is carried in is designed to be robust ensuring that it can withstand a bumpy road, while it is large enough to store everything needed to cope with all sorts of emergencies, including burns, breaks, cuts and more.

Supplied With: 1 x guidance leaflet; 10 x cleansing wipes; 1 x eye pad dressing; 1 x eye wash (500ml); 1 x adult-sized foil blanket; 2 x pairs of gloves 2 x HSE large dressings; 4 x HSE medium dressings; 2 x extra large dressings; 1 x resuscitation face shield; 20 x washproof plasters; 4 safety pins; 1 x pair of scissors; 2 x triangular bandages.


Best First Aid Kit for Schools

Child Care First Aid Kit

Child Care First Aid Kit

First aid kits in schools carry different requirements, as children are at higher risk of developing cuts, scratches, sprains and breaks. It's also the law, which is why the Child First Aid Kit is the perfect choice for nurseries, playgroups, primary schools and schools. It is supplied in an easily mountable carry case, and the interior products that includes dressings, pads and wipes, has been carefully selected by industry experts.

Supplied With: 1 x guidance leaflet; 6 x cleansing wipes; 5 x low adherent dressing pads; 2 x eyepad dressings; 5 x gauze swabs; 2 x pairs of gloves; 2 x large HSE dressings; 1 x microporous tape; 20 x washproof plasters; 1 x plastic finger applicator; 1 x resuscitation device; 8 x safety pins; 1 x pair of scissors; 4 x triangular bandages; 1 x tabular gauze (1m).


Best First Aid Kit for the Workplace

Medium Workplace First Aid Kit

Medium Workplace First Aid Kit In the workplace you are breaking the law without a first aid kit, with the first law coming in 1997. Designed to meet the latest HSE standards while including everything needed to treat a number of staff at once should the emergency arise, the Medium Workplace First Aid Kit includes burn treatment, wipes, bandages, dressings, tapes, plasters and more. This is the first aid kit for most workplaces, containing enough equipment for your average office and warehouse.

Supplied With: 1 x guidance leaflet; 2 x burn dressings; 30 x cleansing wipes; 2 x conforming bandages; 3 x eye pad dressings; 3 x finger dressings; 2 x adult-sized foil blankets; 2 x HSE large dressings; 6 x HSE medium dressings; 1 x microporous tape; 9 x pairs of nitrile gloves; 60 x washproof plasters; 1 x resuscitation face shield; 12 x safety pins; 1 x pair of shears; 3 x triangular bandages.


Best First Aid Kit for Sports Teams

Compact Team Sports First Aid Kit

Compact Team Sports First Aid Kit Preparing for sports injuries is another battle enitrely, with the added chance that you might be required to get someone on their feet and running again in just a few minutes. The Compact Team Sports First Aid Kit is supplied in a stylish, waterproof Strasbourg bag, and the contents which include ice packs, freeze spray, bandages, plasters and more, are generally designed to treat your typical outdoor injuries. The first aid kit isn't necessarily just for sports teams, proving useful to any place where outdoor activities take place.

Supplied With: 1 x guidance leaflet; 6 x cleansing wipes; 1 x medium crepe bandage; 1 x small crepe bandage; 1 x eye pad dressing; 2 x eye wash pods; 1 x fabric tape; 1 x finger dressing; 1 x adult-sized foil blanket; 1 x freeze spray; 2 x pairs of gloves; 2 x instant ice packs; 1 x medium dressing; 1 x large dressing; 1 x medium non-adherent dressing; 2 x small non-adherent dressings; 20 x washproof plasters; 1 x resuscitation face shield; 1 x pair of scissors; 1 x triangular bandage; 1 x size D tubular bandage; x 1 x size E tubular bandage.

Be on the Right Side of the Law

Choosing a first aid kit for your business, school or place of public congregation, allows you to be on the right side of the law. If you want to browse more first aid products, then you can see the following categories:

Alternatively, you can browse our First Aid Equipment page for acid and burns treatment, bandages, plasters, ice packs, blankets, scissors and more, while our First Aid Kit Refill Materials page enables you to restock your existing first aid kit. If you'd like more information, you can email us at helpdesk@medicalsupplies.co.uk.

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