HSE begins Fee for Intervention (copy of HSE Special Edition Bulletin)
Fee for Intervention to come into operation on 1 October
HSE’s new cost recovery scheme, Fee for Intervention (FFI), will come into force on Monday (1 October).
Under The Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012, those who break health and safety laws are liable for recovery of HSE’s related costs, including inspection, investigation and taking enforcement action.
The many businesses that comply with their legal obligations will continue to pay nothing.
Geoffrey Podger, HSE’s Chief Executive, said:
“Often it is the most basic of safety mistakes in the workplace that can devastate lives and result in real costs to industry.
It is right that those who fail to meet their legal obligations should pay HSE’s costs rather than the public purse having to do so.”
The 2012 / 2013 fee will be £124/hour.