Wescom Group’s new first aid kits gain Lloyds approvals
1 May 2024

Wescom Group’s new First Aid Kits have now received Certificate of Type Approvals from Lloyds Register.

The ANP Pharma branded products are the culmination of internal investment expanding Wescom Group’s UK pharmaceutical distribution facilities in Basildon, UK., to enable the development of SOLAS and Category C first aid kits for the marine sector.  

The approval of the new range of first aid kits provides Wescom Group’s extensive global distribution network with the economic benefits of a single source partner that offers trusted large volume manufacturing, with logistical expertise in handling time sensitive and highly regulated products such as pharmaceuticals. 

Wescom Group CEO Ross Wilkinson says: “Our comprehensive range of high-quality survival products from globally recognised brands gives our distributors and suppliers unprecedented reach for the supply and support of life raft survival solutions to customers worldwide.” 

The new ANP Pharma branded first aid kits offer a range of medical supplies for specific mandated requirements including: 

 SOLAS Kits: Specifically designed to cater to the medical needs of life rafts and lifeboats and approved for use on ships registered outside the EU, this product has a minimum 30-month shelf life and is drop tested to 36 metres to ensure they are robust enough to withstand harsh marine conditions. 

Category C Kits: Intended for vessels operating within a range of less than 60 miles from a port, including lifeboats and commercial life rafts, this medical kit is specifically designed to be used in conjunction with the Code of Practice for small commercial vessels.