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Get Involved With The Bleed Kit Scheme

This initiative aims to raise awareness about bleed control kits and make them readily accessible to give members of the public the equipment to help preserve or save lives in the event of an emergency until professional medical help arrives.

 

The scheme aims to raise awareness on bleed control kits.

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This partnership initiative started with Avon and Somerset Police to work around violent crime – the bleed control kits are there to be used in any incident in which a person is suffering from a life-threatening bleed, whether it be a road traffic collision, fall, or another traumatic injury.

 

If you are interested in joining this initiative, you can get involved even if you are not in the Avon and Somerset area. 

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You can do it alone... But - it might be better to get your community involved...

Your Local Police Force

Your local police force plays a vital role in endorsing and supporting this life-saving initiative. Contact your local police station or contact us, and we can facilitate an introduction. Police endorsement adds credibility and can promote the growth of community involvement.

Community Communications

Awareness is crucial for the success of the Bleed Kit Scheme. Your local police force communications can significantly amplify the reach of the campaign. We also encourage you to collaborate with businesses in your area to raise awareness about the initiative via newsletters, social media, or other channels.

Public Support

The foundation of any movement is the people behind it. Talk to neighbours, friends, and family about the importance of having immediate access to a bleed control kit. Organise local meetings, create online groups, or speak at community events to build up interest and support.

Facilitate Training

We also encourage you to host or organise workshops and training sessions for community members. Educate them on recognising life-threatening bleeding and properly using a bleed control kit. Practical knowledge can make all the difference in a critical situation.

Providing training to the public on how to use a bleed control kit can help in case of a situation involving severe bleeding. This is another reason you allow us to facilitate an introduction to your local police force… You never know – we might even be able to help you raise more money to support your community.

Our Bleed Control Kit Map

If you manage or have installed a bleed control kit at a public location, you can register this.

 

By listing your kit on the Bleed Kit Map:

  • You make it easily discoverable for those in urgent need.

  • It encourages others to contribute to the network of available bleed kits.

  • It demonstrates a proactive commitment to saving lives in your community.

Remember, anyone can help stop the bleed! Get trained, get involved, and make a difference today.

Update Your Bleed Kit Now

We are always looking for the most up-to-date information for our map. We therefore encourage you to complete the registration of your community Bleed Kit again if you have an update. The map will assist everyone to become familiarised with where their nearest Bleed Kit dispensers are located.

This FREE service operates by email only. If you experience any issues or have any enquiries relating to completing this form, please email [email protected].

Help the country by updating your Bleed Kit on the map to ensure all Public Access Bleed Kits are easy to locate throughout the UK. Please allow 5 working days for the Bleed Kit to be added to the bleedkit.co.uk map.

To register your Bleed Kit, please complete the form below, including the www.what3words.com exact location data of the position of your community Bleed Kit.

Find out more about our Bleed Kits here.

Bleed Kits Replacement Request

Please fill out the following information and we replace the bleed kit for you.

Please confirm that the Bleed Kit has been removed and needs replacing(Required)
AED Locator (E.U.) Ltd (Trading As HeartSafe and Bleedkit.co.uk) will only use the details provided directly in connection with the services we offer.(Required)

Register Your Bleed Kit Now

In order to be represented on the map, you are required to complete the registration of your community Bleed Kit. The map will assist everyone to become familiarised with where their nearest Bleed Kit dispensers are located.

 

This FREE service operates by email only. If you experience any issues or have any enquiries relating to completing this form, please email [email protected].

 

Help the country by adding your Bleed Kit to the map to ensure all Public Access Bleed Kits are easy to locate throughout the UK. Please allow 5 working days for the Bleed Kit to be added to the bleedkit.co.uk map.

 

To register your Bleed Kit, please complete the form below, including the www.what3words.com exact location data of the position of your community Bleed Kit.

 

Find out more about our Bleed Kits here.

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Buy a Bleed Kit Dispenser with a Community Bleed Kit

A New Life Saving Initiative to help your safeguard your neighbourhood

Supported by Avon & Somerset Police and NHS

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Buy Bleed Kit Dispenser 'Limpet' Model 1

This Bleed Kit dispenser* can be installed onto the side of the HeartSafe Defibrillator cabinet, allowing immediate 24-hour access to the emergency community Bleed Kit.

£199 +VAT

(Includes Community Bleed Kit)

*Bleed Kit Housing (AED Cabinet Mounting), Registered Design Number: 6341114

Buy Bleed Kit Dispenser 'Standalone' Model 2

The Bleed Kit Dispenser ‘Standalone’ Model 2** is designed for easy wall installation on either internal or external buildings and includes a community bleed kit pouch.

Simple fitting with a highly visible dispenser and clear instructions, supplied with window/wall information labels.

£189 +VAT

(Includes Community Bleed Kit)

*Bleed Kit Housing (Wall Mounting), Registered Design Number: 6341113

Buy Community Bleed Control Kit

The Community Bleed Kit is designed for simple fitting with a highly visible dispenser and clear instructions, supplied with window/wall information labels.

The kit can be purchased separately without dispenser and is a useful “first aid kit” to keep in your home and office. 

BS8559-1 Compliant Critical Injury Pack

£85 +VAT

Emergency Bleed Kits

Bleed Kits are specifically designed to handle ‘life threatening bleeding’. In the event of a traumatic injury, a person can lose critical amounts of blood within minutes.

A bleed kit package that includes items like haemostatic dressings, trauma dressings, and a tourniquet can benefit a community in several ways. This type of package can be vital in emergencies where there is a severe bleeding injury, allowing bystanders or the injured person themselves to provide immediate aid while waiting for professional medical help.

In 2023, Avon and Somerset Police joined up with HeartSafe and NHS England South West to install over 100 bleed kits across their force area and raise awareness. These have been installed onto the side of existing HeartSafe defibrillators and are immediately accessible to the public in the event of an emergency.

Find out more about this partnership here.

Some of the items Included In The Bleed Kit

There are a number of different products designed to control or stop bleeding.

2x Trauma Dressing

Trauma dressings, a highly absorbent padded dressing can be used to cover the wound followed by sustained pressure to the wound

2x Haemostatic Dressings

Haemostatic dressings accelerate blood clotting to control severe bleeding in trauma situations, reducing blood loss and potentially saving lives.

Tourniquet

Tourniquets are medical devices used to reduce catastrophic bleeding to the arms or legs by applying pressure to stop the blood flow.

 

Here are some key benefits...

Life Saving: Rapid bleeding control can be the difference between life and death in severe injuries. Haemostatic dressings, trauma dressings, and tourniquets are specifically designed to stop bleeding rapidly and prevent further blood loss, potentially saving lives.

 

Familiarise where your nearest Bleed Kit can be found: Having such a kit available in public spaces, homes, workplaces, and schools means the community is better prepared to handle emergencies. It can be especially valuable when emergency medical services are delayed.

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These available Kits will help demonstrate a level of assistance is available: When community members know that these tools are available and that individuals are trained to use them, it can provide a greater sense of security. People may feel more confident knowing that immediate help is available in case of an accident.

Supports community education and training: The existence of these kits can spur community education efforts about their usage and the importance of first aid. This can help foster a more knowledgeable and prepared community.

Versatility: These kits can be used in various situations, from household and business accidents to more severe incidents like vehicle accidents or situations involving violence.

What Other Questions Do Customers Ask About Our Bleed Kits?

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about our Bleed Kits. Just click on the question to see the answer!

A typical bleed kit package includes:

2 x Large Trauma Dressings

2 x Haemostatic Dressings

1 x Tourniquet

Other Items: 

2 x Individual Pair of Nitrile Gloves 

Medical Shears/Scissors

Foil Blanket

CPR Face Shield

Whistle

A haemostatic dressing is used to promote rapid blood clotting in the event of a severe bleeding injury. It is particularly useful in situations where traditional bandages and pressure are not sufficient to control the bleeding.

 

NOT to be used on open chest wound, open head wound or the eyes. 

A trauma dressing is larger and more absorbent than regular dressings. It’s designed to manage heavy bleeding and cover large wounds. Direct pressure is then applied on this packing.

A tourniquet should be used when bleeding from a limb cannot be controlled by other means like direct pressure or when a wound is so severe that other treatment methods are not immediately possible. However, it should be applied by a trained individual as incorrect usage can cause additional harm.

It is applied directly to the skin not clothing.

First Aid training courses are designed to familiarise you with the use of these specially designed tools to assist a patient suffering from blood loss. There are many organisations offering such advice.

While anyone can potentially use the kit, a level of training is naturally an advantage. As a good samaritan, anyone can use a bleed kit to assist in an emergency until the arrival of the Ambulance Service.

Always maintain telephone contact with the 999 Operator at the Ambulance Service. They are trained and able to advise you over the telephone and answer your questions. When using a mobile phone ensure it is on loud speaker.

Ideally, the bleed kit package should be kept in easily accessible locations in public spaces, schools, workplaces, and homes. 

 

More Bleed Kits will become available, such as the joint initiative between Avon & Somerset Police Constabulary and HeartSafe is currently being launched. Existing well known and highly visible HeartSafe Defibrillator Cabinets can have Bleed Kit Dispensers added for local community use.

Yes, components such as the haemostatic dressings have an expiration date after which they may not be as effective. It’s important to regularly check and replace any expired components.

No, this kit is a first aid measure to be used in emergency situations. It is not a replacement for professional medical care. Always call 999 Ambulance Service as soon as possible when encountering a person with a severe bleed injury. 

After using the bleed kit, ensure that the injured person gets professional medical help as soon as possible. Make sure to inform the healthcare professionals about the steps you took, including the use of the bleed kit, to assist them in their treatment plan. Please also alert HeartSafe to any kits that have been used so we can replace these. Do this by clicking here.

HeartSafe Bleed Kits will provide instructions for re-ordering. 

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Please search for the bleed kit that you would like to update the information of OR request a replacement bleed kit for!

Address: 105A Mina Road St Werburgh's Bristol

Postcode: BS2 9YD

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Address: Little Stoke Lane, Little Stoke, Bristol

Postcode: BS34 6HR

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Installing Bleed Kits across Avon and Somerset

Avon and Somerset Police have joined up with HeartSafe and NHS England South West to launch a joint initiative to place Emergency Bleed Kits in local communities.

Together, the partnership has funded over 130 bleed kits to be installed on the side of existing HeartSafe defibrillator cabinets across Avon and Somerset, allowing the public immediate access should a person suffer a catastrophic bleed.

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*NHS England South West has six Integrated Care Boards (ICBs), those that are involved in this partnership are Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) ICB, Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) ICB, and Somerset ICB.

Our Goal

This initiative aims to make bleed kits readily accessible to the public in order to give members of the public the equipment to help preserve or save a life in the event of an emergency in which a person is losing a lot of blood having sustained an injury.

The highly visible red dispensers will give members of the public free access to this trauma kit in the event of an emergency, providing instant first-aid to someone who is experiencing significant loss of blood or a catastrophic bleed during the moments before an ambulance arrives on the scene.

But the initiative doesn’t stop there. Additional dispensers will be installed in new locations and within business premises, including entertainment venues, pubs, restaurants, shops and clubs.

The Police may provide training to venues that have a bleed control kit installed to raise awareness and equip individuals with skills to save lives.

This partnership initiative was started in conjunction with Avon and Somerset Police work around violent crime – the bleed control kits are there to be used in any incident in which a person is suffering from being fatally stabbed, life threatening bleeding, whether it be a road traffic collision, fall, or other traumatic injury.

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What is a Bleed Kit?

BS8599-1 Compliant Critical Injury Pack

Bleed Kits are specifically designed to handle ‘catastrophic bleeding’. In the event of a traumatic injury, a person can lose critical amounts of blood within minutes.

A bleed kit package that includes items like haemostatic dressings, trauma dressings, and a tourniquet can benefit those good samaritans helping at the scene of an incident. This type of package can be vital in emergencies where there is a severe bleeding injury, allowing bystanders and/or the injured person to provide immediate aid whilst waiting for professional medical help to arrive at the scene.

“In 2007, I commenced installing 15 life-saving defibrillators around the Chew Valley Lake in cabinets in prominent locations within villages for immediate local public use.

Once more, I am pleased to announce another new public safety initiative.

I am now pursuing a new initiative in partnership with Avon and Somerset Police. Already highly visible, and with hundreds installed, HeartSafe public access defibrillator cabinets will have a Bleed Kit dispenser added to the side of the cabinet. Our aim is to help persons with blood loss wounds to have access to emergency bleed kits.

Bleed kit dispensers will also be available to many local businesses and high-footfall areas.

Over the next few months, places of entertainment, pubs, shops, businesses and communities in cities, towns and villages will start to see these emergency kits become available for public use.

Another new initiative helping local people in our communities!

Clive Setter – Director

About Our Bleed Kits

The highly visible red dispensers will give members of the public free access to this medical equipment helping to speed up assistance for catastrophic bleeds as well as serious daily injuries.

View the bleed kit map and see the locations to be provided with the kits.

If you are interested in joining in with the Avon & Somerset Police Constabulary initiative, regardless of your location, please click the button below.

Place a Bleed Kit for public use in the Bristol and Avon & Somerset region to set a trend to help communities help themselves by saving time to provide speedier medical care where possible. Our hard-pressed, under-pressure Emergency Services will always attend to an incident as quickly as they can, but delays can occur.

The more we can all do to provide extra medical help throughout our communities, the greater the chance people will be able to save precious minutes in saving a person who may otherwise bleed to death.

For The Community

This initiative aims to enhance public access to these life-saving tools, supplementing the existing network of HeartSafe defibrillator cabinets.

These Bleed Kit dispensers will be publicly accessible, enabling local communities to familiarize themselves with the bleed kits, where they are located and ensuring they’re readily available during emergencies.

The roll-out of the Bleed Kits is scheduled over the next three months, with an additional installation of 100+ locations planned for autumn, extending to all urban and rural areas.

HeartSafe® set a precedent 15 years ago when it installed 15 defibrillators for public use in villages around the Chew Valley, an area previously known as ‘Death Valley’ due to the slow response time of medical help for cardiac arrest patients. The pilot scheme, funded by Clive Setter, CEO of HeartSafe has since expanded, with HeartSafe providing thousands of defibrillators throughout the UK.

The existing cabinet locations are now being repurposed to assist the Avon & Somerset Police in installing bleed kit dispensers. At least 15 of these highly visible dispensers will be donated by Clive and his team, with The Police planning to install over 100 more.

But the initiative doesn’t stop there. Additional dispensers will be installed in new locations and within business premises, including entertainment venues, pubs, shops, restaurants, and clubs.

Let’s all contribute to this effort by installing bleed kits and promoting essential awareness and training, equipping individuals with basic life-saving skills.

The Role Of Bleed Kits In The Community

The daily news headlines underscore the growing awareness of incidents of injuries caused by blood loss, including car accidents, and workplace injuries. The public’s intervention can play a crucial role in providing assistance until professional medical services arrive.

It is highly recommended that people of all ages receive awareness training on how to use these lifesaving tools effectively.

Avon & Somerset Police are teaming up with HeartSafe, and are taking on the responsibility of distributing these essential bleed kits across all communities in their region within the West Country. You can refer to our map for their proposed locations.

As the number of these bleed kits continues to increase within our communities, it’s vital for everyone to be aware of the nearest kit to their home or workplace.

Bleed Kit Locator For Avon and Somerset!

A successful partnership, HeartSafe and Avon and Somerset Police hope to scale up the number of bleed kits which have already been rolled out to 150 locations, with plans for them to be at 300 other locations by the end of the year. Please see the map to find out more about where these locations are.

 

Extra minutes can save lives. Know where your bleed kit is located in your community.

Extra minutes can save lives. Know where your bleed kit is located in your community.