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Fee For Intervention (FFI) - Support from STN-Online

Fee for intervention (FFI) is a fine no business wants to receive. Every year, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) make millions of pounds from it. Without the right Health & Safety practices in place, you could be in the firing line.

The cost of getting it wrong

In 2016/17, the HSE and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) convicted 93% of their cases, and the average penalty was a whopping £126,000.

Out of the 199 cases prosecuted in 2020/2021 the HSE secured a conviction on at least one of the offences charged in 185 of them representing a conviction rate of 93% compared to the general criminal conviction rate of 83.6% .This shows that the conviction rate in health and safety related cases has remained steady between 93% and 95% between 2015/2016 and 2020/2021.

So, how’s this relevant to FFI?

Because most of the convictions stemmed from inspections where an FFI was charged.

Keeping you safe

The numbers are alarming, right? There’s no need to start seeing sirens though. Our experts are here to make sure your business is up to date with Health & Safety regulation and to keep you clear of enforcement action and an expensive FFI invoice.


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