Revised guidance on the contents of personal first aid kits.

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) website now has revised guidance on the contents of personal first aid kits.

The relevant page http://www.hse.gov.uk/treework/site-management/first-aid.htm

HSE advises that personal first aid kits should now contain one or more haemostatic dressings and a tourniquet, rather than as previously advised, a large wound dressing, for situations where control of a significant haemorrhage is required.

The additional items that may be carried in a personal first aid kit, or indeed the contents of the larger worksite first aid kit, should be identified as part of the relevant risk assessment process.

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