South London store installs bleed control kit

Harky Sahota, store manager at TJ’s Premier, Woolwich, London told Talking Retail: “One of my regular customers is an anti-knife crime campaigner and he convinced me to get one. They now have them installed at quite a few locations around here”

“We have hung it behind the counter where it can be clearly seen.”

Harky Sahota, TJ’s Premier, Woolwich, London

That customer and campaigner is Ryan Bidiss of Protect Our Children Patrol (@pocpatrol21), the knife and weapons amnesty based in Woolwich, covering London and Kent.

The kit is accessible Monday to Sunday 6am-10pm.

Independent Retail News and sister website launched a campaign earlier this year to get the nation’s 33,000 independent convenience stores to sign up to install one of the packs on their premises.


Bleed control kits can be installed in a cabinet, alongside a defibrillator, or simply held by the store owner or other venue operator.

Training is recommended on how to use the kits, but is not essential, as they are designed to be as simple to use as possible.

Standalone kits cost from just £96 plus VAT, while cabinets start at £310 plus VAT.

Daniel Baird Foundation
Provides information on how to buy the kits as well as training videos, slideshows and printable leaflets.

Safeguard Medical
Equipment company that has developed the bleed control kits.

Independent Retail News
If you order a pack, or would like further information, please email [email protected].

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