This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations replace, in an amended form, the First Aid (Factories) Regulations 1966.
The principal amendment is the extension of the operation of the regulations to undertakings other than factories (shops, offices, warehouses, etc). The minimum quantities of first-aid supplies for most non-factory undertakings where fewer than 50 workers are usually employed at any one time are, however, smaller than those required for factories with the same staffing.
Other amendments enable a shop where first-aid supplies are kept for sale to treat those supplies as also being kept for use, and enable Factory Inspectors to exempt undertakings from requirements of the regulations where compliance is impracticable, or where some special circumstances make compliance unnecessary or undesirable.