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When it comes to Health & Safety, HR and Employment Law compliance, Citation can help your construction business hit the nail on the head.

Construction is highly competitive, but it’s also highly dangerous. With ever-changing environments, keeping your business and people safe and compliant is never straightforward – which is where Citation comes in.

Trusted by over 3,000 UK construction businesses every year, we help you focus on what you do best. With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, we understand how to support construction businesses and the very specific pressures you face – and we’re pretty good at it, too.

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Dedicated tools

Here at Citation, we don’t just lay the groundwork – we like to take things a step further. So, we’ve used our knowledge of the specific challenges of the construction sector and insights from our trade partners to create dedicated resources and online tools tailored to construction businesses.

When businesses work with Citation:

85% save valuable time

92% have more peace of mind

87% say they get great value for money

85% have a happier, healthier, more productive workplace

*Source: Citation client survey, August 2022.

Running a small family run business is always hard in the first couple of years but having Citation at the end of the phone 24/7 puts your mind at ease

Jamie Thornton DJT Surfacing Ltd

We have been very pleased with the service provided by Citation. When we had a difficult situation to deal with Citation gave us step by step instructions and information until the problem was resolved.

Lynne Scott D E Scott

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

Kathy Ranns, Contracts Manager RANNS Construction

Our services

Health & Safety compliance

From site inspections and incident reports to 24/7 telephone support, our Health & Safety experts are here to keep you totally compliant at all times – and make it easier to get accredited.

HR & Employment Law Compliance

Our HR & Employment Law experts will make sure you have the contracts, policies, procedures, handbooks and more in place to keep business running smoothly – and they’re available 24/7 for any questions.

Risk assessment & method statement support

Gain access to hundreds of best-practice risk assessment templates – from working at height to COSHH – as well as unrivalled method statement support, so you can meet your legal obligations.

On-site support

Our Health & Safety experts can come to your site to help complete your risk assessments or carry out mock inspections to ensure you avoid costly fines when the real thing happens.

Atlas certified e-learning

Easily train and upskill your people with our online CPD certified and RoSPA approved modules – bitesize courses, completed anywhere, from any device, available 24/7.

ISO certification

Win new and bigger business, stand out in your tenders, boost your reputation, streamline your processes and protect your business by becoming internationally certified.

Smas accreditation

Give your business a competitive edge with our SSIP-recognised Health & Safety accreditation, SMAS Worksafe.

Dedicated partners

From ex-inspectors to industry experts, our in-house knowledge has allowed us to create support solutions crafted to meet the pain points, struggles and responsibilities of construction businesses.

And Citation isn’t just trusted by thousands of construction businesses. We also work alongside some of the UK’s biggest trade associations – including Build UK, the Scaffolding Association, the Confederation of Roofing Contractors, and the Glass & Glazing Federation, and many more.

Hang on, there’s more…

Check out our range of free guides, checklists and resources steering you through common Health & Safety and HR issues that manufacturing businesses might face – all created by our in-house experts.

Frequently asked questions

No need to ask Google – we have the answers right here.

  • Why is Health & Safety important in the construction industry?

    Construction is a high-risk industry, and we don’t want injuries or fatalities. So, Health & Safety is important to keep people safe by controlling risks to health and reducing the likelihood of people coming to harm and suffering from ill health.

    It’s also a legal requirement under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM) and the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999.

    Health & Safety also needs to be integrated into everything constructed to reduce residual risks in future (building regulations).

  • Who manages Health & Safety at a construction site?

    This is usually the construction site manager – however there are many different stakeholders under the CDM Regulations 2015.

  • What are the Health & Safety risks in construction?

    It all depends on the specific site, but as a basic overview:

    • Demolition
    • Chemical exposure
    • Asbestos
    • Manual handling
    • Work equipment and site plant, including mobile plant and transport
    • Work at height – Including ladders and scaffolds
    • Electricity
    • Gas
    • Confined spaces (sewer)
    • Contractor management and interface with the public
    • Housekeeping and access and egress.

Support from construction industry experts

Lee Mills, Service Director

MA(law), MSc.Eng, BSc(Hons), CMIOSH, MIIRSM

Lee has over 15 years’ experience in the construction industry and holds almost every relevant qualification under the sun! He has specific expertise in everything from CDM Regulations and dealing with fatal accidents to liaising with the HSE and training businesses in Behavioural Safety. He heads up Citation’s Health & Safety service, and is responsible for ensuring the field team and advice line know how to meet the needs of construction businesses like yours.

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