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.
Pirates aren’t lovable rogues with eye patches and parrots perched on the shoulder. Piracy, specifically brand piracy, has become a major issue for manufacturers of well-known products. One such firm, German alloy wheel manufacturer BBS, says counterfeiters who sell online and offer everything from fake centre caps to complete wheels cause the firm significant damage, and now it is taking “appropriate measures” against these pirates.