Under the Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations 1989, employers have a legal duty either to display the Health and Safety Executive-approved poster containing essential health and safety information in a prominent position in all business premises or to provide each of their workers with the equivalent leaflet or pocket card containing the same information.
New versions of the poster and the equivalent information were introduced in 2009 and, after 5 April 2014, the 1999 versions will no longer be acceptable.
The leaflet and pocket card can be downloaded free here. This page also contains information on the different versions of the poster that are available so that employers can choose the one most suitable for their business. The information is also available in a number of different languages.
If you have not updated your poster, you should do so now.