From February 2013 a new British Standard for the contents of Motor Vehicle First Aid Kit has been established. Developed in partnership withh the BHTA, BSI (British Standards Institute), medical experts, manufacturers and key stakeholders.
The standard specifies the components of three
sizes of first aid kits (small, medium and large) for use in motor vehicles.
The introduction of this standard will inform motorists on the suitable first
aid equipment they should have available and encourage more drivers to have
first aid kits available. The correct first aid kit for each vehicle is
determined by an assessment of the potential risks associated with that vehicle
and the number of potential passangers.
Small Kit Suitable for: 1-3 Passenger Vehicles:
Medium Kit Suitable for: 1-8 Passenger Vehicles:
– Commercial Vehicles
Large Kit Suitable for: 1-16 Passenger Vehicles
For 17+ passengers 2 large kits will be required,
multi level vehicles may require more than 2 kits.