Natasha Hamblin, Health & Safety Consultant
Hi, I’m Natasha and I’ve worked in the health and safety field since 2012, joining WorkNest (formerly Ellis Whittam) as Health & Safety Consultant in 2018.
Throughout my decade-long career, I’ve had a number of health and safety roles and worked across multiple sectors, including the film industry, public entertainment, and construction. This wealth of experience enables me to communicate effectively with people at all levels, be they owners, directors, managers or employees, which is certainly helpful in my role here at WorkNest.
My expertise is in construction, having worked in the sector for over 15 years. During this time, I gained experience with civil engineering projects, high-end carpentry fit-out projects for residential and commercial clients, carpentry projects for large-scale new residential builds, and individual refurbishment projects transforming commercial buildings into residential housing.
It was during my time in construction that I was given the opportunity to gain NEBOSH qualification, which kickstarted my health and safety journey. I made the jump to consultancy four years ago and have since become a Chartered professional – one of my biggest career achievements to date.
Working for WorkNest gives the me opportunity to work with clients in a number of sectors, including construction, care, logistics, medical practices, warehousing and manufacturing. I support them in various ways, including carrying out general risk audits and fire risk assessments; reviewing risk assessments, processes, procedures and policies; doing research; providing guidance on specialist activities; and offering general health and safety advice.
I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with others and get great satisfaction from seeing people utilising my guidance, together with their own expertise, to create a safer environment.
Outside of work, I enjoy art, singing in a local choir, cooking and swimming in the sea! I also volunteer my health and safety advice to a local heritage charity group working on restoration projects within my town.
Natasha’s qualifications and industry memberships
IOSH – Chartered Membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
IFSM – Technician Membership of The Institute of Fire Safety Managers
NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
NVQ Level 5 Award – ILM Management
NEBOSH Certificate in Construction Health & Safety (Credit)
C06 Fire Risk Assessment
Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser
QCF – EDI Level 3 Award (A1 Assessor)
IOSH Managing Safely in the Workplace
CSCS – Manager Card
Who you’ll be working with
Willem Van Den Raad
Principal Health & Safety Consultant
Director of HR Consulting
Executive Director, Privacy International
WorkNest supports our 280 staff members with Employment Law and Health & Safety and has provided quality management training too.”
Head of Service Delivery, Catalyst Choice
We get a great deal of comfort and satisfaction knowing that we have support as and when we need it, in a decisive and responsive way.”
Group HR Director, Culina Group
We moved our legal support to WorkNest (formerly Law at Work) having previously used a time and line law firm. It was important, though, that an all-inclusive fee structure did not come at the expense of quality. Thankfully we’ve been delighted with the service we’ve received from WorkNest.”
What we recognised in WorkNest is the background that they have. They are able to supply knowledge and experience in a number of disciplines, which enables us to develop our business in a way that’s safe, to do it on time and with a quality to it.”
Director of Human Resources and Health & Safety,
Bluestone National Park Resort
Chief Executive, The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT)
As the company started to get larger, we knew we had to protect our employees and our contractors both onsite and in the offices. WorkNest is exactly what we needed to move the company forward.”
Operations Director, Beaverfit
Pineapple have worked with the team at WorkNest (formerly Law at Work) since 2003, and we have built a trusted partnership together. We particularly like WorkNest’s concise and practical advice concerning employment law/HR issues and also appreciate their totally supportive approach in all areas of health and safety.”
Pineapple Dance Studios
I’ve taken WorkNest into every organisation that I’ve worked with. I’ve introduced them to many teams and many colleagues and referred them with absolute pleasure because I genuinely trust in the service that we get.”
People Director, The Works