Deadline for Replacing Workplace Health and Safety Law Poster/Leaflet Approaches
- Date: Saturday 15th March 2014
Employers are under a legal duty to display the Health and Safety Executive's approved health and safety law poster in accordance with the Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations 1989 (as amended). Alternatively, the employer can provide each employee with a copy of the approved leaflet which outlines British health and safety laws.
The employer must ensure that the poster is displayed in a prominent position in each workplace or provide a copy of the leaflet to each employee as soon as reasonably practicable after they commence their employment.
There are two versions of the poster and leaflet; the first from 1999 and the replacement which was issued in 2009. The 1999 version of the poster and leaflet are no longer available for sale.
HSE have warned that some employers have not replaced the leaflets/posters with the latest versions and the deadline for replacing them is fast approaching. The oldest version of the leaflet and poster need to be replaced by the 2009 versions by 5 April 2014.