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Is there information we must display on the school premises? We list the official notices that must be displayed on school premises. We also relay advice from 2 of our associate education experts on displays in the reception area and staffroom.

Official notices to display

Approved health and safety poster

Employers have a legal duty to display an approved health and safety poster in a prominent place in each workplace, or issue an approved leaflet to each employee.

You can buy the poster from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), or download the leaflet for free.

Certificate of liability insurance

The HSE also has guidance on employers' liability insurance, which all employers must have. On page 3, it says:

You must display a copy of the certificate of insurance where your employees can easily read it.

Employers can choose to display the certificate electronically, as long as they have ensured that employees know how and where to find it.

Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969: a brief guide for employers, HSE, (Adobe pdf file)

GOV.UK says that buildings are required to have a Display Energy Certificate (DEC) "in a prominent place clearly

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