The HSE fee for intervention has been increased from £129 per hour to £154 per hour for those businesses that break health and safety laws. This increase is with effect from 6th April 2019.
The average fine can be significant should you not comply as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will begin to charge £154 per hour until the issue is fully resolved.
FFI was introduced on 1 October 2012, under regulations 23-25 of the HSE’s (Fees) Regulations 2012. This fee helps the HSE to recover its costs from those found to be in ‘material breach’ of health and safety law are liable for payment of the (HSE) related costs.
The HSE defines ‘material breaches’ as;
“something which an inspector considers serious enough that they need to formally write to the business requiring action to be taken to deal with the material breach. If the inspector gives you a notification of contravention (NoC) after their visit, you’ll have to pay a fee” source HSE.go.uk
If you’re unsure of your current legal responsibilities then contact us to discuss how our Health & Safety Competent Advisor Service will help you in achieving compliance by providing services such as:
Health & Safety Policy