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HSE to start cost recovery scheme

3rd July 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced that its Fee for Intervention cost recovery scheme will begin on October 1st.

This is subject to parliamentary approval, with the plans aiming to recover costs from those who repeatedly break health and safety laws, with law-abiding businesses set to be free from charges.

Gordon MacDonald, HSE's programme director, said: "It is right that those who break the law should pay their fair share of the costs to put things right - and not the public purse. Firms who manage workplace risks properly will not pay."

Mr MacDonald explained that published guidance will explain how the scheme works and how businesses can comply with the law and prevent themselves from being fined.

HSE's new scheme comes after the organisation warned businesses about how they store pesticides.

Andrew Bray, a pest controller, was prosecuted and fined more than £1,000 after containing the substance in a garden shed that was left unlocked.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801399149-ADNFCR


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