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Fee for Intervention (FFI)

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HSE now operates a Fee for Intervention (FFI) cost recovery scheme, which came into effect on 1 October 2012.

Under The Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012, those who break health and safety laws are liable for recovery of HSE’s related costs, including inspection, investigation and taking enforcement action.

What is FFI?

Health & safety made simple

Basic safety mistakes crippling British industry

Workplace transport incident - Digger fallen over

Basic safety mistakes


The Fee for Intervention hourly rate is £129. The many businesses that comply with their legal obligations will continue to pay nothing.


Reviewing FFI

An independent panel conducted a review of the first 18 months of Fee for Intervention. The panel's report, and associated research papers, are published below.

Updated: 2017-07-28