About Us

SMAS Worksafe is a registered member Scheme of Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP). We are a H&S Assessment organisation that takes great pride in our professionalism, customer service and efficiency

Working with many of the major organisations across the UK we have developed experience and expertise in new build construction, but we also deal with many other construction organisations as well as those in Education and Care.

As a dedicated H&S assessment company we do not get distracted by other activities such as H&S Training or Consultancy. This also means that you can be confident that there is no conflict of interest in any of our assessment decisions.

All of our Assessors are qualified H&S professionals, have completed the SSIP Assessor Training and are audited annually by an independently appointed SSIP Auditor.

We have developed our own software to manage our Contractor database which means that we process work smoothly and efficiently. Allowing technology to manage much of the routine work means that our staff can concentrate on talking to contractors, guiding them through the process and exceeding their expectations.

All of our assessments are undertaken In-House allowing us to offer a consistent standard across assessments. The minimum standards we assess against are clearly set out in the SSIP Core Criteria. The skill of the assessor is to interpret the information provided and ensure it relates to the nature and scope of the business being assessed.

We’re part of something bigger…and you could be too

SMAS Worksafe are part of the Citation Group and work closely with these companies to offer our members a wide range of quality support services spanning the length and breadth of the UK. 

The Citation Group ensure that not only will our members be sure of their compliance, they can be assured of the same high level of customer service.

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SSIP Membership

SMAS is a proud member of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) Forum.

Since the launch of SSIP, many Clients and Principal Contractors now adopt an SSIP approach to H&S pre-qualification and will only use contractors who hold a valid and in date certificate issued by an SSIP Member Scheme.

Holding a valid SSIP Member Scheme certificate means that a contractor has demonstrated their capability by meeting the SSIP ‘core criteria’.

A key aim of the SSIP Forum is to reduce the burden and cost of H&S bureaucracy across the construction industry and as part of this, contractors holding a SMAS H&S certificate will be recognised by the other Member Schemes who offer mutual recognition – meaning that you should not have to complete a further full H&S assessment with them.

Full details can be found at www.ssip.org.uk

Our Clients

We work closely with clients to ensure a seamless migration to the SMAS Contractor Management Programme – ensuring a smooth transition of contractors to the contractor database and adoption of an SSIP approach to H&S

Our Account Management team completely remove the burden of in-house assessments. They will help you to:
  • Communicate the benefits of SSIP to contractors
  • Provide real-time reporting so you can monitor progress and identify contractors ‘at risk’
  • Creation of individual regions to be assigned to individual teams within your organisation
  • Can provide training on use of the portal
  • We are able to provide other appropriate support as necessary.

Citation

Founded in 1996, Citation are experts in offering support and expertise to small and medium-sized business owners and directors with Health and Safety, Human Resources and Employment Law. With over 35,000 clients they can ensure that those running a business can focus on just that. 

www.citation.co.uk

EPM

EPM support the success of schools, trusts and multi-academy trusts with their first-class HR, Payroll, Pensions and DBS provisions. They have been established for over 25 years, and everything they do is underpinned by their market-leading knowledge of the education sector. With a proactive approach that is tailored to each school leader’s specific needs, they build long-lasting, trusted relationships – which their 94% retention rate proves all too well.

www.epm.co.uk

HS Direct

Established in 2004, HS Direct have grown from a small start-up business to providing Health & Safety and Human Resources & Employment Law assistance to over 6500 customers annually.

www.hsdirect.co.uk 

QMS

QMS provides a simple and affordable route to ISO certification, and are experts in the delivery of ISO management systems tailored to each individual business. QMS pioneers a service that combines ISO consultancy and certification in a single, affordable process. Since 1993, they’ve helped clients in over 60 countries and put in place over 20,000 management systems. QMS is one of the UK’s leading ISO certification bodies.

www.qsmuk.com

P&R Safety Testing

Fire safety services – including fire alarm servicing, fire extinguisher servicing, and emergency lighting testing, and electrical testing services – including PAT testing, fixed wire testing, and thermal imaging.

www.safetytesting.co.uk

Solution Host

Solution Host provides Health & Safety and Employment Law compliance software products to micro businesses, typically with 10 employees or fewer. With an established customer base of 6,500, Solution Host allows Citation Group to better cater toward the smaller end of the market.

www.solutionhost.co.uk

Southalls

Established in 2006, Southalls is one of the UK’s fastest growing Health & Safety consultancies, focussing on servicing larger, multi-site operations in a number of industries including builders’ merchants, garden centres, schools and restaurants.

www.southalls.com 

Safety Management UK 

Founded in 2002, Safety Management (UK) is today the UK’s largest provider of fire risk assessments and fire safety training.

www.safety-managementuk.com

Builders’ Conference

Builders’ Conference is an independent trade body providing both its members and the construction industry with up to the minute data and market analysis which is relied upon by the UK’s leading construction organisations. 

www.buildersconference.co.uk

Considerate Construction Association

Improving the image of the construction industry as a whole has been the main quest for the CCA since it was founded in 1997. Construction sites, companies, and suppliers all voluntarily sign-up to abide by CCA’s Code of Considerate Practice.

www.ccscheme.org.uk

House Builders Federation

The HBF is the representing body of the house building industry within both England and Wales. The ‘voice of the industry’ members’ account for around 80% of all new homes built within the two countries. 

www.hbf.co.uk

Universities Safety and Health Association

USHA’s main focus is on the safety and health of staff, students and visitors within higher education organisations such as universities based in both the UK and overseas.

www.usha.org.uk 

Confederation of Roofing Contractors

Winner of Roofing Trade Association of the Year 2019 – Build UK Infrastructure Awards. Members of the CORC are considered the best in the UK, all members are able to offer their customers the benefit of a 10-20 year fully insured back up guarantee which protects your customers should your company cease trading and a defect arises during the term of your own company guarantee. If a customer registers a complaint the CORC will act on behalf of members to get the complaint amicably solved to the satisfaction of both parties.

www.corc.co.uk

The Scaffolding Association 

The largest scaffolding and access trade organisation in the UK. With the key aim of the association to raise the safety, technical quality and skill set standards, they actively exercise best practice and excellence within the industry.  

www.scaffolding-association.org

 

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Citation

Founded in 1996, Citation are experts in offering support and expertise to small and medium-sized business owners and directors with Health and Safety, Human Resources and Employment Law. With over 35,000 clients they can ensure that those running a business can focus on just that. 

www.citation.co.uk

EPM

EPM support the success of schools, trusts and multi-academy trusts with their first-class HR, Payroll, Pensions and DBS provisions. They have been established for over 25 years, and everything they do is underpinned by their market-leading knowledge of the education sector. With a proactive approach that is tailored to each school leader’s specific needs, they build long-lasting, trusted relationships – which their 94% retention rate proves all too well.

www.epm.co.uk

HS Direct

Established in 2004, HS Direct have grown from a small start-up business to providing Health & Safety and Human Resources & Employment Law assistance to over 6500 customers annually.

www.hsdirect.co.uk 

QMS

QMS provides a simple and affordable route to ISO certification, and are experts in the delivery of ISO management systems tailored to each individual business. QMS pioneers a service that combines ISO consultancy and certification in a single, affordable process. Since 1993, they’ve helped clients in over 60 countries and put in place over 20,000 management systems. QMS is one of the UK’s leading ISO certification bodies.

www.qsmuk.com

P&R Safety Testing

Fire safety services – including fire alarm servicing, fire extinguisher servicing, and emergency lighting testing, and electrical testing services – including PAT testing, fixed wire testing, and thermal imaging.

www.safetytesting.co.uk

Solution Host

Solution Host provides Health & Safety and Employment Law compliance software products to micro businesses, typically with 10 employees or fewer. With an established customer base of 6,500, Solution Host allows Citation Group to better cater toward the smaller end of the market.

www.solutionhost.co.uk

Southalls

Established in 2006, Southalls is one of the UK’s fastest growing Health & Safety consultancies, focussing on servicing larger, multi-site operations in a number of industries including builders’ merchants, garden centres, schools and restaurants.

www.southalls.com 

Safety Management UK 

Founded in 2002, Safety Management (UK) is today the UK’s largest provider of fire risk assessments and fire safety training.

www.safety-managementuk.com

Memberships

Builders’ Conference

Builders’ Conference is an independent trade body providing both its members and the construction industry with up to the minute data and market analysis which is relied upon by the UK’s leading construction organisations. 

www.buildersconference.co.uk

Considerate Construction Association

Improving the image of the construction industry as a whole has been the main quest for the CCA since it was founded in 1997. Construction sites, companies, and suppliers all voluntarily sign-up to abide by CCA’s Code of Considerate Practice.

www.ccscheme.org.uk

House Builders Federation

The HBF is the representing body of the house building industry within both England and Wales. The ‘voice of the industry’ members’ account for around 80% of all new homes built within the two countries. 

www.hbf.co.uk

Universities Safety and Health Association

USHA’s main focus is on the safety and health of staff, students and visitors within higher education organisations such as universities based in both the UK and overseas.

www.usha.org.uk 

Affinity Partners

Confederation of Roofing Contractors

Winner of Roofing Trade Association of the Year 2019 – Build UK Infrastructure Awards. Members of the CORC are considered the best in the UK, all members are able to offer their customers the benefit of a 10-20 year fully insured back up guarantee which protects your customers should your company cease trading and a defect arises during the term of your own company guarantee. If a customer registers a complaint the CORC will act on behalf of members to get the complaint amicably solved to the satisfaction of both parties.

www.corc.co.uk

The Scaffolding Association 

The largest scaffolding and access trade organisation in the UK. With the key aim of the association to raise the safety, technical quality and skill set standards, they actively exercise best practice and excellence within the industry.  

www.scaffolding-association.org

 

Our Leadership Team

Our leadership Team is lead by our two Directors, Danny and Alex and supported by the five Managers, each holding several years of experience in their respected fields. 

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Danny Marinou
Managing Director

Responsible for running the overall business of SMAS Worksafe, including setting and leading the implementation of the organisation’s strategy and objectives and overseeing its operating model. 

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Alex McKay
Operations Director

Alex looks after the people and our processes at SMAS Worksafe. He has extensive experience in procurement, in both the Engineering and Construction sectors. Alex is currently responsible for the strategic management and planning of the organisations operations in order to provide maximum capacity using resources effectively and efficiently. 

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Thomas Rhodes
Marketing Manager

Tom is in charge of of the marketing of SMAS’ services and products, with particular focus on ensuring that both digital marketing and brand awareness fit into an ever-changing marketplace. 

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Hollie Baxter
Head of Client Relations

Responsible for managing the ongoing relationships between SMAS Worksafe and all our clients, including their acquisition and ongoing strategic management. 

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Tristan Hallett
Software Development Manager

Tristan oversees the development and smooth running of the SMAS Client Portal and Internal Staff Portal. 

He has 14 years of experience working in the IT sector and over a decade of experience developing applications used by over 50,000 people. 

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Nicola Bleasdale
Operational Support Team Manager

Nicola looks after Membership and is responsible for the customer experience. 

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Marcus Rose
Technical Manager

Marcus is responsible for our assessment and looks after our in-house team of assessors, ensuring we consistently meet our obligations under SSIP. 

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