We are partnering with organisations all around Scotland from large corporations based in Glasgow to a family business in Inverness with their:

  • Health & Safety Policies
  • Staff Handbooks & Contracts
  • General Risk Assessments & Fire Risk Assessments
  • HR & Employment Law challenges
  • Health & Safety Handbooks

Build better teams and keep them safe 

Legislation and regulations are complex and ever changing. It’s important that you are keeping your staff, clients and visitors safe, but that does not mean sleepless nights for you.

With Scottish based Employment Law advisers and Health & Safety consultants we keep it simple to protect you from fines, prison and damage to your reputation.

Not only that, our market leading software means you can manage any issues across multiple sites in a timely manner. This means, at any time, you can rest assured you are being compliant.

A message from Richard Stark...

I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce some of my colleagues who are available to support our clients in Scotland. They are all very highly qualified professionals with many years’ experience and entirely dedicated to their clients. Please contact me to find out more about how we can support your organisation.

Derick McLean

Derick McLean leads our team of Employment Law Advisers.

One of his team will review your Contracts of Employment and Employee Handbook ensuring you are compliant and following best practice.

Ian Watson

Ian Watson services our Health & Safety clients across Scotland.

Ian holds a City & Guilds Level 3 – Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment (PAT Testing).

Steven McCallum

Ian Watson services our Health & Safety clients across Scotland.

Steve holds a Fire Risk Assessor Qualification

Why Ellis Whittam?

Ellis Whittam’s full Health & Safety and Employment Law service provides peace of mind to employers across the UK. 

We provide the highest level of Health & Safety Consultants, all of whom are chartered or qualified. With national coverage and proven health and safety experience, you can rest assured that we have dealt with the majority of sector specific issues. 

Our Employment Law advisers are highly qualified HR specialists focused on providing you the right advice, all the time. So whether it’s either be a sounding board about the next step for your team or specific advice to get the result you want, our advisers will be there.

Moreover, our Legal Expenses insurance means that should the worst happen, you are covered. So, if you have an Employment Tribunal or a Health & Safety Executive (HSE) visit, Ellis Whittam are by your side.

We act as your Competent Person.

As your Competent Person, we ensure your organisation is competent through our expertly trained and experienced H&S consultants.

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"We have found the Employment Law and HR service from Ellis Whittam to be invaluable. The support they provide is practical and efficient, with the needs of our business in mind"
Managing Director, GMG Contractors

Ellis Whittam’s Health & Safety consultants will keep you compliant in 5 ways:

Ellis Whittam’s Health & Safety Consultants are the experts you need.  Logo of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health 

You will not find better qualified consultants to help keep you compliant.

Our consultants have either completed their NEBOSH qualification or be a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH).

This grading comes from IOSHthe industry leader for Health & Safety professionals.

If they are not CMIOSH qualified they will need to be GRAD IOSH with an Initial Professional Development (IPD) to become CMIOSH qualified.

Added to this, our consultants need to demonstrate that they have real boots on the ground, proven experience of managing Health & Safety.

If they don’t meet our high expectations, they won’t meet yours.

“What made up our minds was their thoroughness, their hands-on approach and the fact that they have so much belief in their own quality of service that they act as our Competent Person.” General Manager, Danubius Hotel


Having support means having experts on the ground, keeping you in the loop and compliant.

Ellis Whittam’s Health & Safety consultants have wide ranging knowledge and understanding of sectors. This includes charities, education, manufacturing, care and many more.

We partner with many industry, sector and trade organisations. This shows how well equipped our Health & Safety experts are to handle any H&S query that comes their way. 

We work in partnership with:

  • British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA)
  • The National Pharmacy Association (NPA)
  • National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD)
  • Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO)

“We have benefited from the wealth of experience that Ellis Whittam have in providing constructive Health & Safety guidance” Head of Premises and Estate, Multi-Academy Trust


Supporting over 17,000 clients across the UK, we know how to keep you compliant.

Our nationwide coverage of Health & Safety consultants from Ellis Whittam support you by:

  • Reviewing your policies, procedures and working practices to establish where you fall short of your legal obligations.
  • Preparing a Health & Safety policy and handbook tailored to your organisation.
  • Providing a Prioritised Safety Action Plan that lists everything that needs to be done in order meet your statutory obligations.
  • Revisiting your premise/s to keep you up to date.

Others may act as your competent adviser but we are so confident in the level of support we provide that we will act as your ‘Competent Person’. 

“We are so pleased with the support that we receive from our dedicated Health & Safety consultant…The service is comprehensive and hands-on”


Imagine not having to worry about picking up the phone when you have a problem. This is what you get with a fixed fee service from Ellis Whittam.

This means that no matter how many times you come to us, you won’t get any unexpected bills. Therefore, you can manage your budgets and cash flow better.

Unlike a traditional solicitor or a one – man band we won’t hit you with unexpected fees when it comes to any additional work that you need support with.

This means you have the freedom of knowing how much you will spend to keep you up to speed with Health & Safety.

Added to this our Legal Expenses Insurance ensures that should the worse happen, you are covered.

“The fixed fee approach means that we never have to worry about additional costs or whether to make that call…I would wholly recommend Ellis Whittam” Finance & Operations Manager, Fleet Alliance.

The chart below shows how our fixed fee model fairs against a more traditional “pay when you use” pricing structure:

Ellis Whittam are delighted to introduce Ellis Whittam’s Compliance Centre. 


Compliance centre is a best-in-business online, cloud based filing cabinet that houses all of your Health & Safety documents in one place.

It’s like having a Health & Safety consultant, in your pocket.

This online tool provides:

  • Online monitoring so you can be confident in your Health & Safety across the board.
  • Time saving reports that means issues can be actioned at the click of a button.
  • 24/7 accessibility allows for monitoring and auditing at any time of the day.
  • Online registry that tracks and updates you with your required tasks including PAT tests and vehicle checks
Compliance Centre is everything you need, everywhere you go.