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HSE to make cost recovery dispute process “fully independent”

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced that it is to consult on proposals to make its cost recovery scheme Read More

IOSH 2013 – Material breaches found in up to a third of inspections since FFI

Between a quarter and a third of inspections carried out by the HSE since its cost-recovery scheme came into force in October last year found a material breach of health and safety law, resulting in a fee for intervention (FFI) on the duty-holders involved. Read More

Fee for intervention – Money-back guarantee

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Firms confused by FFI “material breach” definition

Half of respondents to a survey about the HSE's new Fee for Intervention (FFI) scheme are unclear about what constitutes a "material breach", with fears raised that the term could be interpreted differently by different inspectors, resulting in inconsistencies. Read More

HSE to begin recovering costs from law-breaking firms

The HSE's much-publicised cost-recovery scheme, Fee for Intervention (FFI), comes into force next week (1 October). Read More

Unjust’ HSE enforcement ban brought firm to the verge of collapse

A Norfolk company has accused the HSE of nearly putting it out of business after the regulator imposed a ban on the movement and delivery of its chemical products, in the belief that the firm had breached safety laws. Read More

“Sharp rise” in enforcement action in Scotland

The number of Improvement and Prohibition Notices issued to Scottish organisations in the first half of this year is on course to increase by around 38 per cent compared with the corresponding period last year. Read More

HSE Business Plan outlines path to more consistent enforcement

Consultation will begin in September on the development of a binding code of practice for local authorities, as part of HSE plans to bring greater consistency to council inspection and enforcement activities. Read More

HSE chair addresses H&S community in Twitter Q&A

Health and Safety Executive chair Judith Hackitt stepped up to the plate earlier today (11 July) by spending an hour online under interrogation from health and safety stakeholders via Twitter. Read More

October start for HSE cost-recovery confirmed

The HSE's cost-recovery scheme, known as Fee for Intervention (FFI), will begin on 1 October, subject to Parliamentary approval, the regulator has announced. Read More



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