I have received several calls over the last few weeks from companies that have had enforcement visits from the HSE.
Some of these companies have been a little disgruntled that the HSE have raised the subject of Cost Recovery (see posts on Fee for Intervention).
Like it or not, Fee for Intervention is here to stay. Businesses need to be aware of that and be prepared for a visit from the HSE. The way to protect your business (and your workers and others) is to manage health and safety in a proactive and professional manner.
The HSE will recover costs at the rate of £124/hour and the matter is unlikely to stop there: Enforcement Notices (Improvement and Prohibition) may be issued and the Company (or it’s Directors) may be prosecuted.
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