April 5th deadline looms for HSE poster

28th March 2014 - Fine Cut

Here at Fine Cut, we have long talked about the efficacy of simplicity when it comes to labels and marking solutions.

It would appear that back in 2009, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) realised this, when it decided to redesign the Health and Safety Law poster and leaflet, in a bid to make health and safety information more accessible in the workplace. It was also needed to reflect updates to legislation that had been implemented since the original iteration, back in 1999.

The current versions were in fact produced five years ago, but the deadline for ensuring that companies are displaying the up-to-date version is April 5th - in just a few days' time - meaning business leaders are being urged to check they have the latest versions up in their factories, offices and other commercial premises. This is not a matter of choice. Employers must do this in order to comply with UK law - specifically, the UK Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations.

Another example of efforts being made by the HSE to make health and safety more accessible is evident in the 27 safety and health awareness days - referred to as SHAD - that the organisation has hosted recently for those employed by the agricultural sector. 

The events consisted of demonstrations that would teach workers about the risks they might face on a day-to-day basis and how they can manage these to safeguard not only their own safety, but also that of those around them.

Last Friday (March 21st) saw John Deere in Langar, Nottinghamshire host the final SHAD event. At the gathering, the HSE's head of agriculture Rick Brunt explained how simple changes based on common sense could make a real difference to the undesirable figures for injuries and mortalities currently experienced by the sector, Farmers Weekly reported. "Farming shouldn't be one of the most dangerous industries to work in," he said.

Health and safety labels, marking solutions and signage play a huge role in aiding people to adhere to the best health and safety standards and practice. At Fine Cut, we are experts at producing agricultural labelling solutions. Give us a call today to see what we can do for you.

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