This consultation sets out the HSE proposal to replace the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2010 to reinstate existing fees and to extend the range of activities for which HSE recovers costs. In addition to reinstating existing fees the proposed Fees Regulations would place a duty on HSE to recover costs where dutyholders are found to be in material breach of health and safety law. Costs will be recovered from the start of the intervention where the material breach was identified, up to the point where HSE’s intervention in supporting businesses in putting matters right has concluded.
The underlying policy of recovering costs for HSE’s interventions through the introduction of fees where there is a material breach of the law has been agreed by Government and is therefore not in question in this consultation. Instead this consultation document is intended to elicit views on how HSE would recover the costs of the work it undertakes.
The consultation began on 22 July 2011 and ended on 14 October 2011.
Responses should be sent by 14 October 2011 to: