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Health and Safety

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) charge fees for intervention at an hourly rate of £124.  This is a fee payable by duty holders found to be in material breach of the law.  The HSE issued around 10,000 invoices in the first 8 months since they were mandated to charge employers
when dealing with a statutory breach. The tranche covering April/May 2013 saw a total of £1.3 million billed.  The HSE has said that it will review fees for intervention.

It is thought that fees will fall in the coming years as all Government agencies are required to cut their cost base.

Gullands are, together with 6 Pump Court barrister chambers, hosting a Health and Safety seminar on Wednesday 5th February 2014 at the Maidstone United Football Club.  This seminar will cover topics such as incident management, the aftermath of an accident, work related deaths and personal criminal liability of individuals including Company Directors and Officers.

On the HSE’s figures, each year around 170 people are fatally injured at work and more than 100,000 serious injuries are reported to HSE.

The seminar is free, for further details go to or email Lizzie Smith at to reserve a place