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New from 1st October 2012, HSE fee for intervention

New from 1st October 2012, HSE fee for intervention

From 1st October 2012 the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) introduced a fee for any intervention they may provide to organisations.

This means that if you break health and safety laws the HSE can recover its costs from you by charging a fee for the time it spends investigating, helping you to put the matter right and taking any enforcement action they consider appropriate.

Under the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012 a fee for intervention (FFI) of £124 per hour will apply where there has been a material breach of law.

"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 of that opinion to the duty holder."


Notice in writing may be by a notification of contravention, an improvement or prohibition notice, or a prosecution.

Prevention is more cost effective than remedy.


ACT Resource can work with you to put in systems and practical solutions that can help to avoid these charges.

Establishing an OHSAS 18001 health and safety management system could help you to remain compliant with legislation, reduce risks and prevent fees for intervention. Why not ask for an audit or gap analysis.