HSE introduce a fee for intervention cost recovery scheme with effect from 1 October 2012
What is fee for intervention (FFI)?
HSE’s inspectors inspect work activities and investigate incidents and complaints. If, when
visiting your business, they see material breaches of the law, you will have to pay a fee. The fee is based
on the amount of time that the inspector has had to use identifying the breach, helping you to put it right,
investigating and taking enforcement action.
Why is FFI being introduced?
HSE and the Government believe it is right that businesses that break health and safety laws
should pay for HSE’s time in putting matters right, investigating and taking enforcement action. Before FFI
was introduced, this was paid for from the public purse.
FFI will also encourage businesses to comply in the first place or put matters right quickly
when they don’t. It will also discourage businesses who think that they can undercut their competitors by not
complying with the law and putting people at risk. CRS says “make sure you and your organisation are