Health and Safety Law Poster

Health and Safety Law Poster

Departments will be aware that in April 2009, the Health and Safety Executive published a new version of its approved health and safety law poster. The new poster has been completely re-designed to be more readable and engaging, with the intention of making health and safety information more accessible and to set out the responsibilities of both the employer and the employee more clearly.

The new posters must be on display no later than 5 April 2014.

Unlike the previous approved poster, the new poster does not require the employer to provide further information in writing about the name and address of the enforcing authority (HSE), and the address of the Employment Medical Advisory Service (EMAS). Instead, employees are advised to phone the HSE Infoline to be put in touch with these services.

The new approved poster does continue to have boxes where details of any health and safety representatives, i.e. from the recognised trade unions, and other health and safety contacts, i.e. the Safety Office and the Occupational Health Service, can be added.