Consultation on HSE costs recovery

Close date: 14 October 2011

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is consulting on proposals to change its costs-recovery scheme. The Government will place a duty on the HSE to recover its costs where an organisation is in material breach of health and safety law and the HSE requires it to rectify the breach. Fees would be recoverable from the point of intervention to its conclusion at an estimated £133 per hour. The consultation seeks views on how the HSE will recover its costs. The new scheme could apply from as early as 6 April 2012.
Consultation document: HSE proposal for extending costs recovery (PDF format, 447K) (on the HSE website)
Outcome summary: Outcome of the consultation on the Fee for Intervention Scheme as presented to the HSE Board on 7 December 2011 (PDF format, 360K) (on the HSE website)