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UK businesses fined more than £5 million under FFI

25 November 2013

The HSE has fined UK firms more than £5.5 million for health and safety failings under its Fee for Intervention (FFI) scheme, according to health and safety consultancy ELAS. Under the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012, companies that break health and safety laws are liable for fines to cover HSE-related costs, which include investigations and enforcement action.

Following a Freedom of Information request made by ELAS, it has been revealed that businesses were fined a total of £5,532,565 for health and safety failings since October 2012 when FFI was introduced.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has fined UK firms more than £5.5 million for health and safety failings under its ‘Fees for Intervention’ scheme (FFI) since launching one year ago, ELAS has discovered.

The sectors that received the most fines were manufacturing (38%) and construction (36%). At the bottom of the table were water and waste management (3%) and agriculture (2%).

The HSE dispatched fives batches of invoices throughout the year at two-monthly intervals to 11,281 businesses. The region to receive the most invoices was the North West and the least the North East.

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