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Ranns Construction is a family run business. They run a dedicated 24 Hour Emergency service in water main repairs, as well as tendering daily for construction works in their specialist areas.


The Challenge

Keeping staff safe and happy while at the same time trying to concentrate on winning new contracts and looking after clients is never going to be an easy task.

When tendering for new contracts, Health & Safety compliance is a standard requirement, proving this compliance can be difficult and time consuming.

RANNS Construction is no exception to these issues and as legislation within Health & Safety and Employment Law grew more and more complex it became apparent that some extra knowledge or support was going to be needed to keep on top of these complicated areas.

For the management team of RANNS to retrain in these areas, continue to keep updated and maintain all documentation in house was not an effective use of the management time and was simply out of the question.

The Solution

Citation takes the strain of Health & Safety and Employment Law compliance away, allowing business owners and directors to concentrate on what they do best – looking after their clients. In 2012, Citation were contacted by RANNS Construction and asked to review their current systems.

An in depth Health & Safety audit was carried out by their local, fully qualified Citation Health & Safety consultant who then produced a detailed inspection report, outlining the gaps in the current Health & Safety systems together with the corrective action and recommendations.

A complete inspection of their existing Employment Law procedures was undertaken and all employees were provided with contracts of employment and staff handbooks.

Access was given to specialist 24/7 advice lines, all Health & Safety documentation was provided and training was given on how to use Citassess, Citation's quick and easy online Risk Assessment system.

The Result

Citation continues to work with RANNS Construction giving the support and advice to ensure they remain compliant.

Kathy Ranns, Contracts Manager at RANNS Construction said:

"The service is excellent, the staff are brilliant and most importantly, we have peace of mind knowing that we are kept updated constantly with new legislation."

"Having use of Citation Quality Marks and access to the quick and easy to use online systems enables us to do this in very little time. The Citassess risk assessment tool allows us to produce a risk assessment in a matter of minutes and having the end result displayed in a pictorial format is like a dream come true when it comes to ensuring all of our workers on site read and understand each assessment."