Archive Ffi

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Spot Checks and the £124 per hour Fee for Intervention

In October, 2012 the Fee for Intervention was introduced by the HSE. This has been applied to those who have broken a Health and Safety Law. It means that law breakers are liable for all HSE related costs which happens to work out at £124 per hour. This includes inspection, investigation and taking enforcement action. Let's put this in perspective. In 2012 - 2013: 7,345 enforcement notices were issued by the HSE. With 8,810 overall in Great Britain in the same period of time. Following a...
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The Real Cost of Fees for Intervention

We are beginning to see the results of the HSE's Fee For Intervention (FFI) cost recovery scheme, which came into effect on 1 October 2012. Under The Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012, those who break health and safety laws are liable for recovery of HSE's related costs, including inspection, investigation and taking enforcement action. For some this has been a costly introduction, not just the fees themselves but the damage to reputations and an increase in insurance costs. Additionally,...
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HSE Cost-Recovery Scheme Now In Force

The HSE's much-publicised cost-recovery scheme, Fee for Intervention (FFI), came into force on October 1st 2012. Many contractors and clients are concerned about the impact it will have on their businesses. However the HSE is defending its introduction by saying that the scheme is designed to shift the cost of health and safety enforcement from the public purse to businesses that contravene health and safety laws. Under the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012, the HSE has a duty to charge...
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HSE Cost Recovery Scheme Starts October 2012

The cost recovery scheme introduced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) - Fee for Intervention (FFI) - will start on 1 October 2012 subject to Parliamentary approval. New detailed FFI guidance has been published on HSE's website setting about how the scheme will work in practice. Developed in consultation with representatives from industry, it explains how FFI works and includes examples illustrating how it would be applied. Will this new scheme aid the HSE recover costs? It is hoped...
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HSE Campaign Could Cost Industry £1.5m+

The HSE's annual enforcement initiative could cost the construction industry more than £1.5m. The HSE intends to introduce a system for recovering the cost of enforcement activity from those who contravene regulations from October 2012. The scheme, known as Fees for Intervention (FFI), is aimed at ensuring those who contravene the law pay for the cost of HSE enforcement activity. For more on this, see the consultation document (PDF). In the HSE's proposal for extending cost...
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