Moving on in Manufacturing

We hope you enjoyed our live Q&A ‘Moving on in Manufacturing’, on 17 September. If you missed it or would like to watch it again, you can find the recording further down the page.

As part of our continued commitment to supporting manufacturers through the various employment and health and safety implications of coronavirus, Ellis Whittam is continuing to produce free resources designed to help businesses make necessary adjustments and decisions whilst working within the confines of the law. Scroll down for What to do When The HSE Inspector Calls, COVID-19 statutory sick pay – when is it payable? Collective Consultation and COVID-19 FAQs, Emergency Action Plan, Preparing for a Local Lockdown or Second Wave, plus a Risk Assessment for Workshops, created by our Health & Safety specialists.

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In this recent live Q&A, co-hosted by Employment Law Adviser and Head of our Manufacturing Team, Angela Carter, and Regional Health & Safety Manager, Oliver Williams, our experts covered workforce obstacles and worst-case scenarios, including: 

  • Managing ongoing staff absences and post-travel quarantine;
  • Dealing with employees raising concerns about the working environment (‘whistleblowing’);
  • Developing flexible staffing arrangements to enable social distancing and accommodate production ramp-ups or slowdowns;
  • Responding to confirmed or suspected cases in your workplace, including test and trace and what constitutes ‘close contact’; and
  • Preparing your business for local lockdowns and/or to survive a second wave; and
  • What to do if an HSE inspector calls.

All information correct at time of recording –  17/09/2020.

Free expert guidance

With research showing that UK manufacturing is growing at its fastest rate for over six years, the sector is on course for a full recovery. With this in mind, the focus for employers will have shifted from assessing the impact and responding quickly to contingency planning and putting processes in place to ensure long-term sustainability.

To help you keep this momentum going, we are making free expert guidance and documentation available for manufacturing businesses, handpicked by our sector specialists to address current challenges so that you can prepare for anything that may potentially jeopardise productivity.

What to expect from a COVID-19 Regulator Inspection

Ellis Whittam Director of Health & Safety, Nick Wilson and Regional Health & Safety Manager, Oliver Williams detail exactly what businesses should expect from a COVID-19 Regulator Inspection.

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Whether you’re returning to work, or have been open throughout this period, these additional resources will enable you to approach your plans confidently, compliantly and with minimal disruption.

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