Stallard Kane supports the HSE’s new Metalwork Inspections
What is the Fee for Intervention?
Under the scheme, if a visiting HSE inspector identifies a material breach of health and safety regulations, which is serious enough to demand action, the clock starts ticking and the costs begin to mount.
Businesses in material breach of health and safety law will be charged at the new rate. Businesses meeting their legal requirements will not pay anything for HSE’s regulatory activity.
What does the Law say?
Under the Health and Safety and Nuclear (Fees) Regulations 2021, a duty-holder is liable for paying fees that derive actions from an inspector’s site visit under two conditions.
- When contravening (or has contravened) health and safety laws
- When an HSE inspector is of the opinion that the person is (or has), notify the duty-holder in writing.
What does this mean for your business?
The Fee for Intervention scheme means the duty holder could be liable for any costs incurred from the HSE through the scheme for any breaches of health and safety legislation.