Would your pressure system be compliant if the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) came knocking?

From April 6th 2019 the HSE have increased their Fees For Intervention (FFI) to £154/hour.

FFI first came into effect in 2012 to reclaim costs of services from the offending business, rather than the tax payer. In 2016 there was a small increase to £129/hour, however last year alone this service ran almost two million pounds in deficit.

Please Note: The majority of the following sections have been directly taken from the source (HSE website – http://www.hse.gov.uk/fee-for-intervention/what-is-ffi.htm).

What is FFI?  

If we visit your workplace and find that you are in material breach of health and safety law, you will have to pay for the time it takes us to identify what is wrong and to help you put things right. This is called a fee for intervention (FFI). 

What is included in the fee?

The total amount recovered will be based on the amount of time it takes HSE to identify the breach and help you put things right (including associated office work), multiplied by the hourly rate.

Your fee may include the inspector’s time:

  • at your business or workplace
  • preparing reports
  • getting specialist advice
  • talking to you after the visit
  • talking to your workers

The fee can vary depending on:

  • how long the original visit was
  • the time the inspector spent helping you put things right
  • the time it took the inspector to investigate your case
  • any time we spend on taking action against you

Taking into consideration the 20% increase in FFI do you have the resources to potentially pay thousands?

Why not stop! Think Safety First and call our office to find out how we can assist with your pressure systems compliance.