Manufacturing Organisations

Dedicated Legal Advisers

Your named adviser will get to know your business and can offer expert advice on a full range of employee relation issues – from the most simple to the most complex. They can also draft and review contracts, handbooks and policies.

Qualified Health & Safety Consultants

All our consultants have Grad IOSH membership or higher. They can conduct on-site general risk assessments, be your dedicated point of contact for all health and safety issues and act as your legally-required competent person.

Online HR and Health & Safety Portals

With access to EW’s HR Software, Health & Safety Software and Knowledge Hub, you can keep on top of your HR and Health & Safety needs in one place. Simple!

The world of manufacturing is constantly evolving. This is what makes the sector so exciting – but also challenging.

We support more manufacturing clients than any other sector, guaranteeing our advice is underpinned by a wealth of experience. Our solutions-focused, fixed-fee service is perfectly positioned to help manufacturers manage a diverse workforce, keep employees safe, and ensure they are abiding by all relevant legislation.

Employment Law & HR Support

We have vast experience in helping manufacturers overcome some common workforce challenges. Our dedicated advisers provide practical support on a whole range of employmee relation matters, including:

  • Overtime/holiday pay;
  • Customer audits;
  • Disciplinaries;
  • Inappropriate workplace banter;
  • Sickness absence;
  • Young workers and apprentices;
  • Redundancies;
  • Recruitment and retention;
  • A unionised workforce; and
  • Employment Tribunals.

We take care of time-consuming worker issues and regular changes in the law so that you can focus on running your business. Plus, to protect you from the growing number of Employment Tribunal claims, our advice is backed up by independent Legal Expenses Insurance for extra peace of mind.

Health & Safety Support

The manufacturing sector directly employs approximately 8.5% of the UK workforce but accounts for 16% of all reported injuries to employees. We help manufacturers take proactive steps to mitigate the risks associated with:

  • Asbestos;
  • Storing and handling hazardous chemicals;
  • Working with machinery;
  • Electrical equipment;
  • Occupational health;
  • High-risk activities, such as working at height or in confined spaces; and
  • Fire and explosion risks.

With health and safety being a high priority for manufacturers, we will work closely with you to implement an effective safety management system. In the event of the HSE visiting your premises, this will allow you to demonstrate that you have taken proactive steps to mitigate your risk.

"Ellis Whittam makes a significant contribution to ensuring that we achieve our corporate responsibilities."
Group HR Director - Cranswick

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