Fees for Health & Safety

Posted on 22nd October, 2012

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) now operates a Fee for Intervention (FFI) cost recovery scheme, (from 1 October 2012). Under the new regulations, anyone who breaks health and safety laws are liable for recovery of HSE costs - including inspection, investigation and taking enforcement action.

The rate is currently £124 per hour.

Guidance states that “HSE and the government believe it is right that businesses that break health and safety laws should pay for HSE’s time in putting matters right, investigating and taking enforcement action. Before FFI was introduced, this was paid for from the public purse. FFI will also encourage businesses to comply in the first place or put matters right quickly when they don’t. It will also discourage businesses who think that they can undercut their competitors by not complying with the law and putting people at risk.”

Find out more here.

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

'Bye for now,


Information sourced from the HSE website.

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