24 July 2014
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its latest results detailing the total revenue generated from fines to businesses under the Fee For Intervention (FFI) scheme.
Under the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012, organisations are liable to cover the HSE’s costs associated with inspections, investigations and taking law enforcement action, following material breaches of health and safety law
As a result, UK businesses were fined more than £12m between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2014 (for such breaches).
A spokesperson for the HSE said: “The prevention of death, injury and ill health to those at work and those affected by work activities is paramount [and] we will continue to focus on high risk and poor performing sectors, taking formal enforcement action to prevent harm and secure justice where appropriate.”
he HSE are budgeting for FFI income to reach £23m this financial year.
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