HSE Cost Recovery Scheme

The Health & Safety Executive’s cost recovery scheme, Fee for Intervention (FFI), came into effect on 1 October 2012.

In effect if your organisation is responsible for a material breach in health and safety laws, the HSE may recover its costs from you by charging a fee for the time it spends investigating, helping you to put the matter right and taking enforcement action.

A material breach is when, in the opinion of the HSE inspector, there is or has been a contravention of health and safety law that requires them to issue notice in writing to the duty holder. For example, a breach would be not providing safety guards around dangerous parts on machines.

So what will be the cost of this to companies?

Each hour that an inspector spends on dealing with your material breach will cost £124.00

For further information click on the link to visit the HSE website.