Another Government Revenue Stream
In October 2012 the HSE Fee for Intervention (FFI) scheme was introduced. The scheme is the HSE’s cost recovery scheme which permits the HSE to seek recovery of its costs for inspection/investigation from companies who are not compliant with health and safety laws.
Since the start of the scheme, fees have increased by just over 40% with the average cost of an invoice issued under FFI being in excess of £700.
The FFI was introduced because the HSE believes that any business breaking health and safety laws should be financially responsible for the HSE’s time in putting it right. The rate charged is £124 per hour which covers their inspectors’ time.
If your business is inspected by the HSE and found to be in material breach of health and safety laws you may end up paying a FFI.
Don’t become another FFI invoice statistic!