Please be aware that the HSE’s cost recovery rate for Fee for Intervention has increased from £129 per hour to £154 per hour. This means that businesses that are found to be in material breach of health and safety law will be charged at this new rate.
The fee will include the costs covering the time of the entire original visit. The total amount recovered will be based on the amount of time it takes HSE to identify the breach and help you put things right (including associated office work), multiplied by the hourly rate.
Your fee may include the inspector’s time:
Who FFI applies to
It applies to dutyholders where HSE is the enforcing authority. This will include:
What is a material breach?A material breach is something which an inspector considers serious enough that they need to formally write to the business requiring action to be taken to deal with the material breach. If the inspector gives you a notification of contravention (NoC) after their visit, you’ll have to pay a fee. The NoC must include: