Health & Safety

Health & Safety Law Poster

The University is required to display copies of the revised statutory 'Health and Safety Law' poster at prominent locations throughout the University's buildings, or provide employees with a Health and Safety Law leaflet produced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Poster distribution

The purchase of a copy of the poster for each and every University building is not a cost-effective approach. However, in order to comply with this legal requirement the Safety Unit have purchased a number of posters and these are displayed in suitably prominent locations, which are accessible to University employees.

Latest revision 6th April 2009

The HSE issued the latest revision of the health and safety poster and leaflet on 6th April 2009. There is a five year transitional period for these and any previous versions of the poster and leaflet must be replaced by the new versions no later than 5 April 2014. The new versions are easy to read and set out in simple terms, using numbered lists of basic points, what employers and workers must do, and tell you what to do if there is a problem.

Please indicate to commercial firms who may be pressurising your school etc to purchase individual posters that this matter is being dealt with centrally.

Whilst there is no requirement for individual schools to do so, schools who wish to purchase their own copy of the 'Health and Safety Law' poster may do so at any bookstore by quoting ISBN reference No. 9780717663392 (semi-rigid version) or online via the link below.

Law leaflet

The leaflet that employers can give to workers, instead of displaying the poster, is now in the form of a pocket card. A downloadable version of this is available on the HSE website.