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Confirmed - Fee For Intervention scheme
2nd July 2012
The scheme will see HSE charging employers for certain work including certain site inspection, follow up advice and service of enforcement notices. The HSE has also published the first detailed guidance on how the scheme will operate, which includes details of the level of charges, when a charge is likely to be imposed and the process open to employers who wish to contest charges imposed on them. A link to this guidance is attached below:
How much is the fee?
20 With effect from 1 October 2012, the fee payable by dutyholders found to be in material breach of the law is £124 per hour (except where HSL or third-party involvement is required where the actual costs of the work will be recovered (paragraph 28). The method of calculating the fee is set out in Appendix 2. This fee may change in the future, and the updated fee will be provided on the HSE website.
21 The total amount to be recovered will be based on the amount of time it takes HSE to identify and conclude its regulatory action, in relation to the material breach (including associated office work), multiplied by the relevant hourly rate. This will include part hours.
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