Large numbers of businesses throughout the UK are breaking the law and risk being fined after new legislation introduced earlier this year now requires all workplaces to display a new and updated Health and Safety Law Poster.
However many workplaces are unaware of the changes, which were introduced on 5th April 2014, and are still displaying the old poster which was first introduced and became a legal requirement in all workplaces in 1999.
Under the Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations (HSIER), employers are required to display the approved poster in a prominent position in all workplaces. In addition, employers should provide staff who work remotely or off-site with a copy of the HSE’s health and safety law leaflet or pocket card, which can be downloaded from the organisation’s website.
The new version of the HSE poster that all businesses should be displaying by law