• International Workplace
  • 21 December 2016

Christmas Safety Tips #2

The Health and Safety law poster

Hurray the old health and safety law poster is now obsolete, gone are the day of the dull beige poster that never matched the décor. I have yet to find that someone has actually read it and that is disturbing since it has been a mandatory item since 1974, but I am very glad the new version comes in various formats for a more diverse workforce. The Health and safety law poster must be displayed on all business premises.

For those that have neither the new version basically outlines 10 main obligations of the employer, 4 main obligations for the employee and 3 things to consider when things aren’t right and where to get help. The best part is that now there are various options which include leaflets “what you need to know”, an easy read guide with graphics, a large print guide, pocket cards, a Welsh version and a special version for offshore workers. This plethora of different media does make it easier for to communicate the message more effectively to your work force. Visit the HSE web site for more information.