HSE “Fee for Intervention”

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HSE introduce “Fee for Intervention”

The Health and Safety Executive have announced that as from 1st October 2012 they will charge for any investigation that results from a Breach of Material Law.  This will be at the initial rate of £124 per hour on all time spent on an investigation.

They are hoping to raise over £40 million in first year alone. An average small case will be 6 – 8 hours.

Model Engineers will not be exempt from this fee –and the main areas that could involve the hobby are:

Toilets and adequate washing facilities.

Lifting equipment

Guarding of machinery

Pressure Vessel regulations.

The full 30 page leaflet can be downloaded  from the HSE website or contact your local HSE office.

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