Their latest plan is to do the usual on-farm visits but if they find any health and safety laws have been broken then they will operate a fee for cost recovery, also known as Fee for Intervention (FFI).This came into effect on 1 October 2012. For businesses found compliant with the health and safety law there should be no fee payable.
FFI only applies to work carried out by HSE’s inspectors so if your business is inspected for health and safety by another regulator, such as local authority environmental health officers, it will not apply. There are a few exceptions and a quick look at the HSE website using the link below will explain it all for you.
Newlands Training are here to help keep you compliant with your responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act. We have various courses that should be part of your “Toolkit” for example First Aid, Manual Handling and Working at Heights.
In the land based industries (as in all others) there is a requirement to provide adequate training for staff under the terms of PUWER and the most popular being ATV, Telescopic Handlers, 4×4 Off Road, Pesticides, Chainsaw, Brushcutters and Abrasive Wheels.
This is the best time of year to refresh these skills and undertake new skills training so browse our website and take your pick.