As from 6 April 2009, HSE is publishing new versions of its approved health and safety poster and leaflet. The new versions are modern, eye-catching and easy to read and were introduced after recent research showed that the poster and leaflet approved in 1999 are visually unappealing and rarely read.
The new poster is set out in simple terms, using numbered lists of basic points, what employers and workers must do, and tells you what to do if there is a problem. Employers can, if they wish, continue to use their existing versions of the poster and leaflet until 5 April 2014.
Employers have a legal duty under the Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations (HSIER) to display the poster in a prominent position in each workplace or provide each worker with a copy of the equivalent leaflet outlining British health and safety laws.
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