Fee for Intervention FAQ

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The Health and Safety Executive launched its controversial Fee for Intervention (FFI) scheme in 2012. When first announced, there were concerns that it was merely an exercise to raise money from unsuspecting employers for the Treasury and HSE. Years on, has that proven to be the case? And, more importantly, do you as an employer […]

New FFI dispute process

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has confirmed disputed invoices raised under the Fee For Intervention (FFI) cost recovery scheme will now be considered by a ‘fully independent’ panel. The FFI scheme allows the HSE to charge for its enforcement activity. Organisations liable for FFI fees can challenge them via a ‘Queries and Disputes’ process. […]

Health & Safety Inspectors’ priorities

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You can’t predict when someone will arrive at your doorstep to do a Health & Safety inspection. Inspectors have the right to enter your premises without permission or notice. But Ellis Whittam has seen this year’s checklist for inspectors so we can predict what they’ll check for. And if you know what they’re going to […]

HSE consults on FFI after judicial review dropped

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The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has announced it is to consult on proposals to make its Fee For Intervention (FFI) charging scheme “fully independent”. The move follows an application for judicial review of the scheme’s disputes process by OCS Group UK Ltd. The company had failed to overturn the Fee For Intervention bill from […]

Record Fee For Intervention Charges

Record FFI Charges

Latest figures released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that Fee For Intervention (FFI) charges have reached record levels. FFI is a ‘cost recovery scheme’ operated by the (HSE). Workplaces in ‘material breach’ of health and safety laws are liable for recovery of the HSE’s costs for any inspection, investigation and enforcement action […]

Fee For Intervention Under Fire

The unpopularity of the Health and Safety Executives Fee For Intervention (FFI) scheme may have been underestimated, after findings from an independent review conducted for the government in September were published. Commentators have claimed that the findings of the review panel were not accurate as not all of the businesses who were critical of FFI […]

Increase in HSE Inspections

Concerns have been raised over whether an increase in inspections by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has stemmed from the government’s Fee For Intervention (FFI) scheme. The number of inspections undertaken by HSE has increased by 6 per cent in the last year, from 22,240 in 2012/13 to 23,472 in 2013/14. There is a […]