HSE - Personal first-aid kit contents update - Aug 2019

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HSE - Personal first-aid kit contents update - Aug 2019

HSE 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 has been updated. 

HSE advise 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.  

Please note that suitable first aid training for tree work should include how to apply a haemostatic dressing and a tourniquet, as well as when such products should be used.