The Regulations Who do the Regulations apply to? The Law place duties on employers in respect of risks to their employees and in these particular Regulations, to ensure that safety signs are in place. Further duties are placed upon them with regard to contractors, and their employees. Although the Regulations do not apply directly to the self-employed or to other people not under the Employer’s direct control (ie visitors), employers and contractors will have .
The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) published a guide for companies who want advice on basic health and safety including safety signs. The guide stated that the law applies to all businesses regardless of size and as an employer you are responsible for the health and safety within your business. You can access the guide here We’ve summarised the main points of the guidelines below but if you’re in any doubt, click the link .
Companies have until 5th April this year to change from the old style of Health and Safety law poster they display in the workplace. The change came into force in 2009 and employers had 5 years to comply. That brings us to 2014 and the deadline is fast approaching. The HSE state that: “Employers have a legal duty under the Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations (HSIER) to display the approved poster in .