The HSE has fined UK firms more than £5.5 million for health and safety failings under its Fee for Intervention (FFI) scheme since October 2012.
Under the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012, companies that break health and safety laws are liable for fines to cover HSE-related costs, which include call-outs, inspections, investigations and taking enforcement action.
According to the findings, the breaches ranged from slips, trips and falls to not providing enough toilets or washing facilities. The sectors that received the most fines were manufacturing (38%) and construction (36%), while at the bottom of the list were water and waste management (3%) and agriculture (2%).
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