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    HSE INVOICE OVER £4M IN FEES FROM CONSTRUCTION

    hselogo1Inspection charges rise by 26% whilst HSE enforcement notices fall

    Information requested from the HSE Fee for Intervention (FFI) team has revealed that the total value of FFI invoices issued in the construction sector has increased by over a quarter (26%) during the last 12 months of recorded data.

    The HSE Enforcement Database shows that during the same period the number of Enforcement Notices issued by HSE construction sector groups has fallen by 13%.

    Notices of Contravention

    HSE issue invoices following a written Notice of Contravention sent to duty holders regarding ‘material breaches’ of the law found by HSE inspectors. We have analysed the HSE invoice data on the basis of the last three full year invoice ‘runs’ as follows:

    April 2013 – March 2014 – 6960 invoices issued with a total value of £2,545,474. The average value of invoices issued is £366.

    April 2014 – March 2015 – 6075 invoices issued with a total value of £3,1116,234. This represents a 21% increase in the total value of invoices issued over the previous period. The average value of invoices issued is £513 representing a 29% increase.

    April 2015 – March 2016 – 6990 invoices issued with a total value of £4,220,972. This represents a 26% increase in the total value of invoices issued over the previous period. The average value of invoices issued is £604 representing 15% increase.

    The data show that both total invoice value and average invoice value in the construction sector have increased significantly since April 2013.

    Enforcement Notices

    We have interrogated the HSE Enforcement Notices database over the same period which shows that the number of enforcement notices issued in the construction sector has fallen.

    April 2013 – March 2014 – the database shows 3625 prohibition and improvement notices issued by HSE construction teams.

    April 2014 – March 2015 – the database shows 3244 prohibition and improvement notices issued by HSE construction teams. This represents a 11% fall in the number of notices issued.

    April 2015 – March 2016 – the database shows 2713 prohibition and improvement notices issued by HSE construction teams. This represents a 13% fall in the number of notices issued.

    Comment

    The data suggest that the HSE Notice of Contravention and consequent inspection fee forms an increasingly important mechanism for HSE in securing compliance and improved standards of health and safety in the construction sector.

    This is occurring at a time when use of formal Enforcement Notices (improvement and prohibition) is declining in the sector.

    It is possible that many dutyholders may find this development preferable. Notices of contravention and the FFI invoice data is not published in respect of individual organisations. However, details of the HSE enforcement notices served on specific duty holders is published on the HSE website, can be viewed by potential clients and used in contractor selection processes.

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