Rob Young, Principal Health & Safety Consultant
Rob is one of WorkNest’s Principal Health & Safety Consultants. He joined the team in April 2017, but has a long career within the health and safety industry having started in 1992.
Rob has a background in the chemical industry after working in various laboratories, before moving into Quality Management, and taking on Health & Safety duties.
He has worked in a wide variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, water treatment, the oil industry in China, hospitals and facilities management.
As well as health & safety assessments, Rob also carries out Fire Risk Assessments and delivers IOSH accredited Health & Safety training.
He really enjoys working with clients to produce practical solutions to Health & Safety issues using not only his own work experience, but also that of his fellow consultants who hail from a wide variety of backgrounds.
When Rob is not working, he loves running (taking part in the very occasional marathon), walking in the countryside and going to the concerts of bands and artists whose tickets cost him less than £5 first time around, and also watching football.
BSc (Hons) Chemistry
HND Medical Lab Sciences
NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Safety & Health
NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management
NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety
City & Guilds Level 3 Supervising Food Safety
CISRS Basic Scaffold Inspection
Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health
Technician of the Institute of Fire Safety Management
Member of the Tiered Fire Risk Assessors Register (TFRAR)
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