In this webinar we teased out some the key issues about FFI and the new regualtions around appeals. The full 30-minute webinar can be found at the end of this blog post.
The primary focus of this webinar was to examine the options of paying Fee for Intervention or appealing the decisions of the HSE. Both options have their potential pitfalls for businesses, and the finer points of the process are still quite confusing. The panel members included Nick McMahon, Head of Health and Safety at Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP, and Bridget Leathley, noted health and safety consultant.
Here are some of the topics that were covered:
Cost and implications of taking a case
If the cost of appealing FFI is potentially more than the original fine, is it worth it for businesses to challenge the decision?
What is a NOC?
What is a Notice of Contravention (NOC) and what part do they play in the process?
Timescales in the pay vs fight process
What is the importance of the 30 days to pay / 21 days to appeal timescales?