Deadline has passed for Health & Safety poster

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.

Health & Safety posterWorkplace equipment supplier Slingsby said that many workplaces are unaware of the changes, which were introduced on April 5, 2014, and are still displaying the old poster, which was first introduced and became a legal requirement in all workplaces in 1999.

Slingsby began supplying the new posters in 2009 and has been inundated with orders for the posters since the start of the year, but believes there are thousands of workplaces that still need to make the change.

Lee Wright, marketing director at Slingsby, says: “Workplaces have had a five year transition period to update these posters but despite this, you don’t have to look far to find an old style, text heavy, health and safety poster which still adorn the walls of lots of workplaces.”

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.

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