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08 MAY 2013

Fee for Intervention: an Update

The HSE's new cost recovery arrangements, commonly referred to as ‘Fee for Intervention' (FFI), have been operating since 1 October 2012. FFI was explained in some detail in the October 2012 Jordans Health and Safety Management Newsletter, but by way of summary:

●        The HSE is now under a duty to recover its costs when undertaking its regulatory functions in circumstances where a business has broken the law.

●        The HSE only recovers its costs where a breach of the law is a ‘material breach', ie is sufficiently serious to warrant the inspector notifying the person responsible (the dutyholder) in writing.

●          The fee payable is generally charged at a rate of £124/hour. Where breaches are identified during a visit, the costs for the time spent during the entire visit will be recovered. Costs will also be ...To see this information in full, subscribe to Jordans Health and Safety Online. Already a subscriber - Login here

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