Displaying information in school

Understand your requirements to display certain information around the school, and read tips on how best to present information in your reception area and staffroom.

Last reviewed on 21 April 2022
School types: AllSchool phases: AllRef: 9782
  1. Display requirements
  2. School reception displays
  3. Staffroom displays
  4. Classroom displays

Display requirements

Approved health and safety poster

You must display an approved health and safety poster in a prominent place, or issue an approved leaflet to every staff member.

See regulation 4 of the Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations 1989.

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

Certificate of liability insurance

You must also display a copy of your certificate of liability insurance where your staff can easily read it.

'Display' can mean posting the certificate electronically on your school website or staff portal, instead of a physical document, as long as your staff know where to find it.

This is set out on page 3 of the HSE's guidance on employers' liability insurance (see the downloadable PDF leaflet).

Display Energy Certificate (DEC)

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