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Workplace Critical Injury Kits, Points & Stations

The Health and Safety Executive state “First aid provision must be 'adequate and appropriate in the circumstances'. This means that you must provide sufficient first aid equipment, facilities and personnel at all times”.

Basic first aid provisions such as an HSE or BS8599-1 compliant ‘standard’ first aid kits do not have any items to treat major bleeding, yet thousands of UK workplaces and sites will have machinery or equipment which could cause a critical injury in the event of an accident or malfunction. If there is a risk of a major bleed injury occuring, Workplace Critical Injury Packs or additional bleed control products should be provided alongside standard first aid.

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Wallace Cameron Critical Injury Pack
Wallace Cameron Critical Injury Pack
  • Includes a tourniquet and haemostatic dressings for use in high-risk environments
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Workplace BS8599-1 Critical Injury Kit
Workplace BS8599-1 Critical Injury Kit
  • Provide immediate and effective assistance to stop life-threatening bleeding
  • Contains specialist blood loss contents such as Tourniquet, Celox Haemostatic Granules & Applicator and TaumaFix Dressings
£93.50
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BS8599-1:2019 Critical Injury Pack in Stockholm Bag
BS8599-1:2019 Critical Injury Pack in Stockholm Bag
  • Designed to stop catastrophic bleeding in emergencies
  • Personal issue packs ensure casualties can be individually treated
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BS8599-1:2019 Critical Injury Pack in Poly Bag
BS8599-1:2019 Critical Injury Pack in Poly Bag
  • Designed to stop catastrophic bleeding in emergencies
  • Personal issue packs ensure casualties can be individually treated
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Steroplast Critical Injury First Aid Kit
Steroplast Critical Injury First Aid Kit
  • Be prepared for any emergency with the critical injury first aid kit, specifically designed to handle severe injuries and trauma
£85.95
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BS8599-1:2019 Critical Injury Pack in Thigh Pouch
BS8599-1:2019 Critical Injury Pack in Thigh Pouch
  • Designed to stop catastrophic bleeding in emergencies
  • Supplied in a compact thigh pouch for easy access
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Workplace BS8599-1 Critical Injury Point
Workplace BS8599-1 Critical Injury Point
  • Easy to identify focal point, designed to store essential critical injury first aid to stop catastrophic bleeding
  • Provide immediate response to stop severe bleeding
£107.50
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Double Workplace BS8599-1 Critical Injury Point
Double Workplace BS8599-1 Critical Injury Point
  • Easy to identify focal point to ensure your Critical Injury Kits can be easily accessed
  • Supplied with 2 fully stocked Workplace BS8599-1 Critical Injury kits
£187.00
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Workplace Critical Injury Kit Cabinet with 4 x Critical Injury Kits
Workplace Critical Injury Kit Cabinet with 4 x Critical Injury Kits
  • Supplied with 4 fully stocked Workplace Critical Injury Kits
  • Clearly labelled ‘Workplace Critical Injury Kit’ sign for quick identification of emergency supplies
£421.50
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Double Door Workplace Critical Injury Kit Cabinet with 8 x Critical Injury Kits
Double Door Workplace Critical Injury Kit Cabinet with 8 x Critical Injury Kits
  • Supplied with 8 fully stocked Workplace Critical Injury Kits
  • Clearly labelled ‘Workplace Critical Injury Kit’ signs for quick identification of emergency supplies
£839.90

Who Needs A Critical Injury Pack Compliant To BS8599-1?

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As Low As £93.50

Any workplace, premises or occupation where there is a risk of a bleed injury occuring that standard first aid supplies would not be able to treat.

The Health and Safety Executive state "First aid provision must be 'adequate and appropriate in the circumstances'. This means that you must provide sufficient first aid equipment, facilities and personnel at all times". 

Basic first aid provisions such as an HSE or BS8599-1 compliant first aid kits do not have any items to treat major bleeding, yet tens of thousands of UK workplaces and lone workers and sites will have machinery or equipment which could cause a critical injury in the event of an accident or malfunction.

The time it takes to bleed out from a critical bleed is often less than the fastest time it takes for an ambulance to arrive. This is an example of the care gap and why any premises where there is a risk of a critical bleed injury occuring should be prepared with enhanced first aid provisions, such as a Critical Injury Pack compliant to BS8599-1, or having bleed control products included alongside basic first aid provisions.

ProtectUK recommend that 'organisations should undertake an assessment to determine if the current first aid kit, such as workplace first aid kits, are adequate for the treatment of immediate life-threatening injuries'. Additionally, the Health and Safety Executive state that risk assessments must "consider the circumstances of your workplace, workforce and the hazards and risks that may be present."

It is recommended that consideration should be given to:

  • do they support the treatment of those with major bleeding? 
  • do they support those who are not breathing as a result of unconsciousness or an obstructed airway, typically after a head injury or cardiac arrest?
  • are they able to help more than one injured person?

The HSE also recommend that the public be taken into consideration when determining first aid requirements.

Workplace Critical Injury Packs Compliant To BS8599-1 have been specifically designed in line with the BS8599-1 standard to be issued as a supplementary resource to small, medium or large first aid kits for workplaces or lone working where there is a hazard that could result in a critical injury such as a major bleed. These kits are also designed with contents that can be used with minimal first aid knowledge.

Alternatively, you may wish to supplement your existing basic first aid supplies with items from Critical Injury Packs.

Why Should I Add Bleed Control Products To Workplace First Aid Provisions?

The Health and Safety Executive state "First aid provision must be 'adequate and appropriate in the circumstances'. This means that you must provide sufficient first aid equipment (first aid kit), facilities and personnel at all times". 

ProtectUK recommend that 'organisations should undertake an assessment to determine if the current first aid kit, such as workplace first aid kits, are adequate for the treatment of immediate life-threatening injuries'. Additionally, the Health and Safety Executive state that risk assessments must "consider the circumstances of your workplace, workforce and the hazards and risks that may be present."

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It is recommended that consideration should be given to:

  • do they support the treatment of those with major bleeding? 
  • do they support those who are not breathing as a result of unconsciousness or an obstructed airway, typically after a head injury or cardiac arrest?
  • are they able to help more than one injured person?

Workplaces, premises, facilities or sites with any hazards such as machinery, equipment, sharp or moving objects which have potential to cause critical injuries such as major bleeding must have 'adequate and appropriate’ first aid for any risks present. Alongside other health and safety measures such as correct training, procedures and installing safety signage, this may be achieved by adding bleed control products to existing first aid provisions, or adding Workplace Critical Injury Packs compliant to BS8599-1 which are designed to be issued as a supplementary resource to small, medium or large first aid kits.

Basic first aid provisions such as an HSE or BS8599-1 compliant ‘standard’ first aid kits do not have any items to treat major bleeding, yet thousands of UK workplaces and sites will have machinery or equipment which could cause a critical injury in the event of an accident or malfunction.

The time it takes to bleed out from a critical bleed is often less than the fastest time it takes for an ambulance to arrive, so having provisions to stop severe bleeding readily available and easy to access can be vital in keeping casualties alive.

This is an example of the care gap and why any premises where there is a risk of a critical bleed injury occuring should be prepared with enhanced first aid provisions, such as a Critical Injury Pack compliant to BS8599-1, or having bleed control products included alongside basic first aid provisions.

The simple and small investment of adding bleed products such as tourniquets, trauma dressings and haemostatics to your organisations first aid provisions could save lives.

By enhancing their level of first aid provisions, an organisation contributes to strengthening their own and the general population's ability to perform life-saving first aid effectively, which will undoubtedly increase the survival chances of individuals with life-threatening injuries.

Why Should I Enhance My First Aid Provisions?

Basic first aid provision is a legal requirement and is common among organisations. However, enhanced first aid provision and preparedness is also strongly recommended by several official bodies in everyday settings:

Public premises and events

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Public premises and events are strongly encouraged by ProtectUK and the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) to provide Public Access Trauma (PaCT) kits. Furthermore, 'Martyn’s Law' is a draft bill being pursued by government, which would mandate any public premises or event with a capacity of over 100 to consider the risks arising from a terrorist attack and have plans in place to mitigate physical harm in the event of one occurring.

Workplaces or sites with any hazards

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Workplaces or sites with any hazards such as machinery, sharp or moving objects which have potential to cause critical injuries such as major bleeding must have 'adequate and appropriate’ first aid for any risks present. Alongside other health and safety measures, this may be achieved by adding bleed control products to existing first aid provisions, or adding Workplace Critical Injury Packs compliant to BS8599-1.

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Whether the risk being considered is a terrorist/public attack or a serious accident on site – major bleed injuries are often a fatal consequence. However, they can be treated with readily available and affordable equipment, which can be used with minimal or no training. The sooner a person with life threatening injuries receives appropriate first aid and treatment, the greater their chances of survival.

Basic first aid provisions such as an HSE or BS8599-1 compliant first aid kit do not have any items to treat major bleeding, yet thousands of UK workplaces and sites will have machinery or equipment which could cause a critical injury in the event of an accident or malfunction.

Many workplaces, organisations, public premises and events provide defibrillators which save hundreds of lives every year. Trauma and Bleed Control provisions are significantly more affordable, easier to implement and could save multiple lives in the event of a mass casualty situation.

There have been 14 terror attacks in the UK since the start of 2017. Furthermore, the UK's Intelligence Services and Counter Terrorism Policing have disrupted 39 late-stage terror attacks and are investigating 800 live cases annually.

Subsequently, the threat level facing the UK is currently set at 'substantial', meaning an attack is likely.

What Should I Consider When Enhancing First Aid Provisions?

The Health and Safety Executive state “First aid provision must be 'adequate and appropriate in the circumstances'. This means that you must provide sufficient first aid equipment (first aid kit), facilities and personnel at all times”. 

First aid supplies should be placed in locations that are accessible to the public and usable by individuals, irrespective of their training background.

As part of their counter terrorism awareness guidance, ProtectUK and the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) recommend that first aid provisions ‘should support the administrating of immediate, lifesaving first aid’.

The provisions should be ‘well advertised across the premises’ and be clearly signposted, ensuring all staff, visitors and guests are made aware of them for ease of identification in an emergency. Consider the use of signage to assist with ensuring provisions can be quickly found, with regular reminders and information on the nearest provisions as necessary.

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Is your first aid kit adequate?

ProtectUK recommend that "organisations should undertake an assessment to determine if the current first aid kit, such as workplace first aid kits, are adequate for the treatment of immediate life-threatening injuries". Additionally, the Health and Safety Executive state that risk assessments must "consider the circumstances of your workplace, workforce and the hazards and risks that may be present."

It is recommended that consideration should be given to:

  • do they support the treatment of those with major bleeding? 
  • do they support those who are not breathing as a result of unconsciousness or an obstructed airway, typically after a head injury or cardiac arrest?
  • are they able to help more than one injured person?

Additional supplies to supplement basic first aid provision may include:

  • Public Access Trauma Kits (PAcT)
  • Products or Kits to treat major bleeding, such as Tourniquets, Trauma/Pressure Dressings, Wound Packing, Haemostatic Dressings and Granules
  • Casualty Stretchers and Evacuation Products
  • Resuscitation Products such as guedal airways
  • Defibrillators
  • Additional items to treat and manage shock

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