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fee for intervention

3 October 2012

Yesterday saw the introduction of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Fee for Intervention scheme. As of yesterday firms who are found to be in material breach of health and safety laws could be faced with a bill from the HSE for the costs incurred in inspection, investigation and enforcement action.

The rationale behind the regime aims to see those liable for the costs incurred by the HSE paying for those costs rather than the taxpayer.

Where an organisation is considered to have fallen short it could now find itself paying out even in the absence of a prosecution. Organisations should satisfy themselves that their health and safety systems and procedures are fit for purpose with a view to avoiding such costs.

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