What is FFI?

If the HSE visit your workplace and find that you are in material breach of health and safety law, you will have to pay for the time it takes them to identify what is wrong and to help put things right. This is called a Fee for Intervention (FFI).  A material breach is something which an inspector considers serious enough, under Health & Safety Regulations, to require the business to take action.

FFI applies to duty holders where HSE is the enforcing authority. This will include:

  • Employers
  • Self-employed who put others at risk.
  • Public and limited companies.
  • General, limited and limited liability partnerships.

It currently costs £174 an hour. The fee includes the costs of covering the time of the entire original visit. The total amount recovered will be based on the amount of time it takes HSE to identify the breach and help put things right (including associated office work), multiplied by the hourly rate.

Download the leaflet – When a health and safety inspector calls  for more information.

Or contact one of our health and safety consultants in Dorset on Tel No: 01202 800175 or email: info@mspbusinessservices.co.uk