The 2009 Health and Safety law poster replaces the version published in April 1999 and must be displayed from 5 April 2014.
A 2009 version of a leaflet that replaces the 1999 version is also available, as a pocket card and download.
Employers have a legal duty under the Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations (HSIER) to display the approved poster in a prominent position in each workplace or to provide each worker with a copy of the approved leaflet.
The new poster, leaflet and pocket card all available from the HSE website at www.hse.gov.uk
Health and safety is a key consideration for employers and those who break health and safety laws can face paying hefty fees to fund the HSE’s time and effort in investigating the matter, helping them to put it right and taking enforcement action.
For more information on how Palmers can assist employers with health and safety issues, or if you are facing prosecution, please visit the Palmers website or contact our health and safety specialists Lara Murray and Jeremy Sirrell.