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This service provides practical help to companies with their day-to-day HR requirements. We can help review contracts of employment, company handbooks, assist with formulation of appropriate policies and procedures, and the package includes within it the Advisory Service.
The service also provides support in responding to and resolving employment relations problems and assisting in implementing changes, including:
This service gives access to experienced advisers who will offer bespoke advice on topics within the areas of employment law, employment relations, and health, safety and environment. Common issues on which we provide advice include: unfair dismissal, absence management, performance management, equal pay, disciplinary & grievance procedures, Trade Unions’ issues, redundancy, COSHH, noise at work, family friendly issues, discrimination and whistleblowing.
Our team of experienced advisers will offer advice in dealing with methods of resolving employment disputes, including claims referred by employees or ex-employees to an Employment Tribunal. The dispute resolution service provides comprehensive, support to safeguard your interests in this complex legal area. It is designed around the principle that we advise on the optimal course of action for the member, and consequently is not constrained by any insurance restrictions.
The service covers all issues arising from employees or former employees threatening to or actually raising an employment related action against a company. This can involve claims relating to unfair dismissal, redundancy payments and protective awards, discrimination, family friendly rights, and whistleblowing.
Our experienced professional can offer a range of services allied to safety, health, and environmental issues which includes training on aspects of Health and Safety and support to manufacturing through consultancy, audit and noise monitoring. This is achieved through liaison and partnership with public sector bodies (such as the HSE, SEPA, Carbon Trust, Envirowise).
This service includes two on site half-day audits looking at management systems and the way they function in practice, followed by an inspection of work areas to examine physical conditions and compliance with legislation.
The audits can cover any area or activity of potential concern as the company wishes. All audits are followed by a confidential written report that includes recommendations for action. Other advantages of the service include:
The audit is designed to achieve three principal objectives:
All audits are followed by a confidential written report that includes appropriate recommendations for action. This is a useful tool for anyone trying to benchmark against existing legislation and the report will indicate where the company needs to prioritise resources. Whilst Scottish Engineering cannot act as the responsible H&S person for members, our capacity as a competent adviser in this respect is recognised by HSE.
Membership of Scottish Engineering ensures RWG is well informed about important economic factors and government directives impacting our business. Networking with our peers within the Scottish engineering community is a wonderful opportunity to share best practice in both manufacturing and services sectors, improving RWG’s overall competitiveness. In addition, Scottish Engineering is a reliable source of specialist support for RWG, providing expert guidance on issues such as health and safety legislation and employment law.
Scottish Engineering provide us with very practical advice and commercial considerations. They continue to be knowledgeable, positive and approachable. They are easily accessible and extremely responsive. What I like most is the professional, yet personable attitude from whichever Legal Advisor takes your call and a full explanation of everything in a very detailed, yet simplistic manner.