The A2 Health and Safety Law poster – Northern Ireland was first introduced in 1999. In 2009, the HSE introduced an updated, simpler version of the Health & Safety Law Poster. In order to minimise the impact on organisations the HSE provided a five year transition period meaning that employers had until 5th April 2014 to replace the poster or leaflets with the new version. Are you displaying the old version of the Health & Safety Law Poster? Check all the posters you have displayed in your workplace, do they look like this? If the answer is ‘no’ then your posters will need changing to the current version.
Under the Health and Safety information for Employees Regulations (HSIER) all employers (even if they only employ 1 other person) are required to either display the poster in a prominent location on all business premises or provide each employee with the leaflet. If you are still displaying an old version, you must replace it.
This Northern Ireland version is ideal for workplaces based in Northern Ireland.