In a manufacturing environment facing labour shortages and supply chain disruptions, it is crucial to avoid adding further constraint to your operation by practicing compliance with employment law, safety regulations, and HR guidance.
Recovering quickly from the Covid-19 pandemic is a priority for every business, but ensuring that you do this in a compliant manner is equally as important to avoid more unwelcome disruption.
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Having a typically high employee turnover, combined with an array of unique safety challenges, means that running a manufacturing business presents significant HR and H&S risks. Rather than allowing these risks to escalate into expensive and time-consuming issues, it is best practice for all employers in the sector to adopt a proactive approach towards compliance.
Complete our short questionnaire to receive a free Manufacturing Sector Risk Report, containing bitesize guidance which is tailored to the specific needs of your organisation. This covers the key compliance areas which can leave you exposed to employment tribunal claims and safety prosecutions, such as recruitment and selection, disciplinary and grievance processes, documentation and risk assessments, fire safety, and training.
How does AHR Consultants help the manufacturing sector?
As manufacturing sector specialists, AHR Consultants can help you to shape a bright future for your organisation, fuelled by employee development, talent retention, and enhanced protection against regulatory risk.
- Overcome labour and skill shortages through effective recruitment and training
- Lead a motivated workforce that delivers consistent results
- Implement compliant policies and procedures with ready-made documentation
- Create a safe working environment that considers all manufacturing risks
- Confidently manage any employee issues that arise along the way
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Why does manufacturing need HR and H&S support?
According to our research, the average fine issued by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to manufacturing firms in 2020/21 was £100,939. Typically, these fines are issued for a failure to assess risk sufficiently, unsafe systems of work, and a lack of proper training. In September 2021, a manufacturing company received a £300,000 fine after an inspection discovered unsafe systems of work on their premises.
These figures alone are notable enough, but when combined with the additional risk of an employment tribunal claim, the potential drain on company resources can escalate rapidly. No organisation is exempt from the possibility of a claim for discrimination, breach of contract, or unfair dismissal, and considering the large and diverse workforces in manufacturing, it is advisable to take a proactive approach in avoiding these claims.
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