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M.Wait
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:33 pm Reply with quote Back to top
Extract from HSE website see below for full version. We are expecting consultation to be launched during July

We are working on a proposal to charge those who create risks. A so-called: “fee for fault” principle. The idea being that those who are found not to be compliant with the law during an inspection should be charged for the work that HSE does following the issuing of a notice or other requirement for action to rectify the fault. We believe that this approach is fair and equitable and will be welcomed by the vast majority of businesses who are compliant and who see those who take short cuts as getting away with an unfair competitive advantage. Such an approach should be seen by business as a way of levelling the playing field. We do recognise that there will need to be safeguards built in to the process to ensure that such a scheme is transparent and open to scrutiny.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/speeches/transcripts/hackitt071210.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top
We are awaiting for a definition of the scope of non-compliance and exactly what will constitute a 'material breach' in this proposal.

There will be few organisations, even the DuPont's of this world, that can truely argue that they have 100% compliance all of the time.

I fear this will lead business into a very different relationship and dialogue with the regulator - which until now has been very helpful and promoted improvement in partnership with inspectors (that is, if you are willing to comply).

Watch this space - but it will happen! The consultation will be to establish HOW cost recovery/fee for fault/fee for intervention will actually work.

Mark - ps you missed the interim name "cost recovery" as it was termed for ~2 weeks between the original and latest title.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:32 pm Reply with quote Back to top
Thanks Phil

By the way folks if you can't wait for the consultation documentation to express your concerns there is always the Red Tape Challenge

http://www.redtapechallenge.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/home/index/

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:28 am Reply with quote Back to top
Consulation document released

http://consultations.hse.gov.uk/gf2.ti/f/15138/393957.1/pdf/-/CD235.pdf

Closing date 14th October 2011

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top
Please see the discussion below for further details of the proposals and to access the relevant consultative documents...
http://www.sohsa.org.uk/ftopict-230.html
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