October 2012: HSE Fee for Intervention - Is your business & property compliant?
It was announced this Summer from October 2012 the HSE would be applying fees for non compliance of health and safety.
HSE and the government believe it is right for businesses and organisations who break health and safety laws to pay for HSE’s time in putting matters right, investigating and taking enforcement action. Without FFI, this is paid for from the public purse.
The proposed Fee for Intervention hourly rate for 2012/13 is £124.
FFI will also encourage businesses and organisations to comply in the first place or put matters right quickly when they don't. It will also discourage those who undercut their competitors by not complying with the law and putting people at risk.
What does this mean to you?
The key thing here is your quality approach to being compliant has added value. It’s essential for your business and organisation to plan and manage your property management and to start with here are a few questions to ask yourself and your team to find out whether you are ready to pass your next inspection.
- When was your last inspection and what if any actions were required?
- In what time frame did it take for you to resolve non compliant areas?
- When is your next inspection?
- Are you ready for your inspection?
- Do you have all the resources you need to get ready for your next inspection
Still in doubt and have questions about your responsibility? Then please contact us and we will send you a free checklist and you can talk to one of our experts.
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The most effective way to be compliant for the safety of your customers, clients, residents, and staff is to manage it, and we can help you do this through our expert safety compliance team to learning programmes, empowering your teams to manage your health and safety.
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Read more about the announcement here
Read more in the HSE Guidance notes here