Since 1st October 2012, under the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012, employers who break health and
safety laws can be held liable for HSE-related costs, including inspections, investigations and enforcement actions.
This shifted some of the health and safety regulation costs from the public to the businesses and organisations
that are found noncompliant with health and safety laws. The Fee for Intervention (FFI) scheme charges an hourly
rate of £124. FFI applies to dutyholders where the HSE is the enforcing authority, including employers and selfemployed
people who put others at risk.