Where is your Health and Safety Policy Statement, H&S Law Poster and Certificate of Employees Liability Insurance?


Is a current copy of the Health and Safety Policy Statement signed, dated and displayed on a staff notice board, together with the H&S Law Poster, and Cert of Employees Liability Insurance?

Reason for This Question

It is a legal requirement under the H&S at Work Act 1974 to display the H&S Policy statement, H&S Law Poster, and Insurance information.

Possible Answers

Red: No policy or poster displayed or are out of date
Amber: Only one of these displayed
Green: Policy and poster displayed and up to date

Common Issues

  • No H&S Policy statement displayed
  • An old H&S Law poster was displayed
  • Health and safety law poster had not been completed
  • Policy statement not signed or dated

Fail Rate

30.56% of businesses failed this question based on our sample data.

How to Stay Compliant

Ensure you have a notice board that is accessible to all staff which displays your health and safety policy statement which has been signed and dated. Ensure a current health and safety law poster and your certificate of employers’ liability insurance is displayed with your statement.

Additional Information

What is a health and safety policy statement?

A health and safety policy statement sets out the way you manage health and safety within your workplace. It demonstrates your businesses attitude towards health and safety and also the steps, arrangements and systems that are in place to ensure you comply with Health and Safety legislation.

What is a health and safety law poster?

The Health and safety law poster tell workers what they and their employers need to do in simple terms.

What is employers’ liability insurance?

You must get Employers’ Liability (EL) insurance as soon as you become an employer. Your policy must cover you for at least £5 million and come from an authorised insurer.

Our Solutions

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This post is part of the “Focus on Health and Safety Audit Questions” series.