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HSE gets fees from one in three sites

23 Jul 14 A two-week site blitz of 560 construction sites by the Health & Safety Executive has resulted in 35% of them being issued with a bill for the privilege under the Fees For Intervention scheme (FFI).

A total of 239 health-related notices of contravention were served at 201 of the sites. An HSE spokesman confirmed that these notices generate an FFI invoice. He explained that a notice of contravention is issued where there has been a material breach of health and safety law but not so bad as to require a prohibition notice or an improvement notice.

Collectively called enforcement notices, prohibition or improvement notices were issued at one in six sites – 85 in total. At 13 sites, safety breaches were so bad that inspectors issued prohibition notices putting an immediate stop to work.

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