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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

HSE issue warning about H&S posters

Date: Wednesday 22 February 2023

The Health & Safety Executive has warned employers to check that they are not buying fake health and safety law posters advising that only HSE can approve a version of the health and safety law poster.

If you employ anyone, the law says you must display an approved version of the poster, or provide each worker with a copy of the equivalent leaflet.

Employers must display the poster where workers can easily read it and cannot print copies themselves.

HSE is aware of suppliers selling fake versions online that haven’t been approved.

The current version of the law poster includes enhanced security features and is more durable and the HSE has guidance on how to identify a genuine law poster.

You can order HSE approved versions of the poster.

You can buy it from other suppliers HSE works with, but if you have any doubts and need to check if it’s a legitimate version, please email

HSE does offer a wide variety of publications containing advice and guidance for employers, workers and the general public.

Like all HSE publications, their health and safety guidance leaflets are available to download on HSE's website.

You can also buy hard-copy versions of many of these titles, such as legal guides, through the HSE Books website.

Some of the most read publications include: