Amendments to the Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations 1989

Close date: 11 August 2008

The Government consults on amendments to the requirement that employers provide information to their employees relating to health safety and welfare at work, by displaying in the workplace a copy of the approved poster or alternatively by giving employees a copy of the approved leaflet. The Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations 1989 provide that employers must write on the poster the name and address of the health and safety enforcing authority, and the address of the local office of the Employment Medical Advisory Service. If an employer gives a leaflet to the employee, a written notice of these details also needs to be provided. The proposed amendments would allow the Health and Safety Executive to approve and publish new posters and leaflets that do not require the addition or updating of information by businesses displaying them.
Consultation document: HSE consultation on proposals for amending the Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations 1989 (on the Health and Safety Executive website)