After the inspector has finished looking round your workplace, they might:
*HSE operates a Fee for Intervention (FFI) cost recovery scheme. If you are breaking health and safety laws, HSE may recover its costs from you by charging a fee for the time and effort it spends on helping you to put the matter right, such as investigating and taking enforcement action. They will need to find a ‘material breach’ and they have powers to charge you at £154 per hour for this process.
A material breach is something which an inspector considers serious enough that they need to formally write to the business requiring action to be taken to deal with the material breach. If the inspector gives you a notification of contravention (NoC) after their visit, you’ll have to pay a fee, under the FFI Scheme, they will outline -
So with this in mind, it may be better for one of our consultants to perform this process and conduct the GAP analysis and minimise the risk of an inspector finding a ‘material breach’.