Source: Health & Safety Executive (HSE)

The UK has now left the EU

From the 1st February, the UK is no longer a member of the European Union.

The UK is now in a transition period until 31st December 2020 while negotiations with the EU take place about a future relationship.

During this transition period, your duty to manage risk in the workplace will not change.

Good health and safety is good for business, organisations can seek assistance to manage risks well and proportionately to help maintain standards and keep people healthy and safe.

HSE will send updates on what you need to know during the transition period. You can also find out more on their Brexit webpages.

Additionally, HSE’s ‘Health and Safety made simple’ guidance provides useful information to help manage the risks in your business in a proportionate way.

Health and Safety law poster – What you need to know

The HSE approved law poster must be displayed on all business premises.

There are various versions of the poster, so you can select the most appropriate for your business.

You can download the law poster for free, or visit the HSE Books website to purchase hard copies.

HSE also provides health and safety law pocket cards, which are a simplified, easy-to-read version of the poster, which is ideal for workers to carry with them around the workplace.