£124-an-hour fees for HSE visits start today

£124-an-hour fees for HSE visits start today

  • Date: Monday 1st October 2012

Plans come into force today to charge contractors £124-an-hour for visits by safety inspectors.

The Fee for Intervention scheme will see the Health and Safety Executive recover costs from companies caught breaking the law.  It starts from today with an hourly charge of £124 for HSE inspectors time investigating and taking enforcement action.

Gordon MacDonald, HSE’s programme director, believes: “It is right that those who break the law should pay their fair share of the costs to put things right – and not the public purse.

“Firms who manage workplace risks properly will not pay.”

For more information please visit the HSE website www.hse.gov.uk

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