HSE Introduce Charge for Material Breaches
HSE have introduced a Fee for Intervention (FFI) which charges for the time and costs of dealing with a material breach. The current cost of FFI is £124per hour.
Fee for Intervention (FFI) is HSE’s cost recovery regime implemented from 1 October 2012, under regulations 23 to 25 of The Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012.
These Regulations put a duty on HSE to recover its costs for carrying out its regulatory functions from those found to be in material breach of health and safety law.
Dutyholders who are compliant with the law, or where a breach is not material, will not be charged FFI for any work that HSE does with them.
The current cost of FFI is £124per hour.
Further information can be found on the HSE website: http://www.hse.gov.uk/fee-for-intervention/what-is-ffi.htm