Do you have to display a Health and Safety Law Poster in your workplace?
We’ve seen on our travels lately that not everybody is displaying the health and safety at work poster correctly. So we thought we would take a moment to discuss what is required of employers here.
The poster outlines British health and safety laws and includes a straightforward list that tells employees what they and their employers need to do act safely in your roles. You can also add details of any employee safety representatives or health and safety contacts if you wish to.
If you employ anyone, you must display the poster where your employees can easily read it; or the other option is to provide each employee with a copy of the equivalent pocket card (leaflet).
A revised version of the poster was published in 2009 and as of 5th April 2014 you have to display this updated version (or give employees the equivalent leaflet). it makes it easier for employers and saves time by removing the requirement to enter details of the local enforcing authority and the employment medical advisory service.
Copies of the poster and pocket card can be purchased at www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/lawposter.htm.
Get in touch with us if you;re still unsure about what you need to do on this topic.