Reminder to display new health and safety law poster

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have reminded businesses that the transitional period for displaying the new health and safety law poster, issuing new leaflets or pocket cards ends on the 5th April this year.

Under the Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations (HSIER) 2009, employers must display the approved poster, which outlines health and safety law, in a prominent position in each workplace or alternatively provide each worker with the approved leaflet or pocket card, which is available as a free download.

The revised poster and leaflet which was issued in 2009 replaced the 1999 version, which is no longer on sale.

The HSE Board allowed a five year transition period for businesses to replace the poster and leaflet to avoid unnecessarily burdening them. They must be replaced no later than 5th April 2014.

Posters, leaflets and pocket-cards can be purchased through the HSE website.