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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). Under the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012, the HSE has a duty to charge employers who break the law for the costs associated with the regulator’s related inspection, investigation and enforcement activities. The Regulations are designed to shift […]

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New statutory code to underpin inspection cuts

From April next year, low-risk businesses such as shops and offices will no longer be subject to proactive health and safety inspections unless a genuine employee complaint or notification of an actual incident is made to the HSE. Exempting low-risk businesses from proactive inspections has been part of Government policy since March 2011, when former […]

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HSE accused of speaking with a forked tongue on occupational health

Occupational health specialists within the HSE are aghast at its plan to reduce ill-health prevention even further, saying it totally contradicts the regulator’s erstwhile message that health matters. Speaking exclusively to SHP in advance of research on the dearth of occupational-health expertise at the HSE presented at the TUC Congress in Brighton yesterday (9 September), […]

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