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2009 Health and Safety Poster and Leaflet
From 5 April 2014, employers in Great Britain are required to display the 2009 workplace poster or provide employees with the 2009 leaflet or pocket card instead of the previous 1999 versions.
Employers in Northern Ireland are required to use the new versions from 15 June 2014.The Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations require employers to either display an HSE-approved poster in a prominent position in their workplaces or provide employees with a copy of the HSE approved leaflet. A ‘prominent position’ means that a readable poster is displayed in an accessible place where employees can easily see and read it. The poster and leaflet summarise employer and employee health and safety duties and describe what to do if there is a problem. WHAT IS DIFFERENT? Research showed that the 1999 versions of the law poster and law leaflet were visually unappealing and rarely read. They were redesigned in 2009 to be more readable and engaging. The newest versions set out the information in a simpler, more easily digestible bullet point format.