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.
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How we help
Specialist advice and support for manufacturers
At WorkNest, we recognise that every organisation is different. But with specialist sector teams, you can benefit from the shared insight and expertise of our advisers, who support thousands of other manufacturers facing similar challenges to you.
Manufacturing clients at WorkNest benefit from:
- Expert advice from an experienced team of manufacturing specialists
- Fixed fee certainty to give you peace of mind
- Independent Legal Expenses Insurance
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Experts in Employment Law & HR
We have vast experience in helping manufacturers overcome some common workforce challenges. Our dedicated advisers provide practical support on a whole range of employee relations matters, including:
- Sickness absence;
- Overtime and holiday pay;
- Bullying, harassment and discrimination;
- Young workers and apprentices’ rights;
- Recruitment and retention;
- Union negotiations; 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.
Experts in Health & Safety
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:
- Operating machinery;
- Working at height;
- Storing and handling hazardous chemicals;
- Electrical equipment;
- Fire and explosion risk;
- Manual handling;
- Slips, trips and falls;
- Vehicle movement;
- Dust exposure;
- Stress; and
- Occupational health.
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.
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24/7 unlimited support from your dedicated advisers
Whichever service you use, our highly qualified advice teams will form the bedrock of your relationship with WorkNest. You get named advisers, ensuring the support and advice you get remains consistent and from people who understand your business.
Employment Law Advice
Fast, pragmatic, commercial. Our Employment Law and HR advice line gives you and your managers access to truly unlimited advice on all of your people-related challenges, from the seemingly straightforward to the most complex.
Health & Safety Advice
Need a steer on risk assessment, help unpacking legislation, or guidance on your COVID controls? With our unlimited advice line support, you can relieve the pressures of regulatory compliance and dramatically reduce risk.
99.2% Client happiness rating
97% Client retention rating
Experts in the Manufacturing Sector
Experts in Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety
What makes us unique is that we combine the service quality of a law firm with the certainty of fixed-fee services to provide expert, solutions-focused Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety support tailored to your organisation.
Our people are the basis of our service. They are the reason why we have a 95% client satisfaction rate and an annual client retention rate of 97%.
Our sector experts help business leaders like you to:
- Proactively solve problems;
- Ensure regulatory compliance; and
- Achieve commercial objectives.
Who you’ll be working with
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