Health & Safety Law Poster: Make Sure You Are Compliant


From 5th April 2014, it became mandatory to display the new version of the Health and Safety Law within any workplace. This legal obligation extends from multi-million pound corporations to SME businesses that employee only a handful of people. If your business employees anyone, you should check your Health & Safety Law posters are up to date – as soon as possible.

The new style replaces the old style poster and contains up to date information and reflects changes to Health & Safety Law. It is a mandatory requirement to display the poster where it can be seen by all. It’s highly recommended to position the Health & Safety Law Poster in communal areas where employees congregate or in building entrances where there is a high footfall. You should aim to make the poster as clearly visible as possible – as against hiding it out of view. If your business operates from multiple sites then you should consider having several posters to inform all employees.

If posters aren’t an option for you, as an alternative, you can provide employees with printed Health & Safety Law Cards that have the content of the poster. If you choose to provide cards you will need to ensure every employee is given one.


The Health & Safety Law Poster contains basic information on the obligations businesses must take to comply with the law.

The information will allow employees to decide who is responsible for health & safety.

Areas that are covered include:

  • Health & safety responsibility
  • Training and information
  • First aid arrangements

Reporting accidents and insurance for business. It is important to make sure that you purchase a genuine copy of the Health & Safety Law Poster. The poster incorporates a unique hologram and serial number. Health & Safety Law Posters are produced by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). Copies should only be purchased from reputable sources.




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