About us

SMAS Worksafe is one of the UK’s leading providers of health and safety assessments and a national leader in providing full form SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement).

Having been established since 2006, we’ve gained a lot of experience in the field of health and safety and we’re experts at helping businesses manage their health and safety obligations. We understand that keeping on top of health and safety and all that this entails can feel overwhelming, which is why we made it a priority to ensure we have a highly qualified team on hand to help make the process as simple, and smooth, as possible. To show our commitment to this, we ensure every assessor completes the SSIP Assessor Training and in addition, they are then audited by an independently appointed SSIP Auditor.

We believe that our members should feel fully supported at every stage of the process and we have made it our mission to build a culture with a “support first” ethos, which is why we are committed to providing our members with full access to personal support from one of our professionals at every stage.
Regarded as one of the UK’s leading health and safety accreditations, we have built a reputation for providing our clients with excellent service, high quality support and expertise and we work across a range of industries including construction, education and care.

Our customers and their business matter to us, and we know that health and safety is a crucial part to their success. It’s for this reason that we have worked hard to create our own industry leading software to manage our customers databases and why we insist all our H&S assessments take place in-house, to make certain we always provide a consistent standard.

It’s through our commitment and dedication to providing unrivaled support and value to our customers that we have been able to build many long term working relationships, including a number of national housebuilders, and we are proud to report 95% of our customers return every year.

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SSIP membership

SMAS Worksafe is a proud member of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) Forum, of which we are also a founding member.

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.

Having a valid SMAS Worksafe SSIP Member Scheme certificate is highly beneficial – it means that your business has demonstrated its 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, saving your business both time and money.

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

Putting our client’s needs first is at the core of everything we do, and we understand that when you first come to us, our SMAS Worksafe Contractor Management Programme may be something you’re not fully familiar with. It’s for this reason we have a skilled team available at every step to answer any of your questions and they’re also there to help provide a smooth transition.

Our skilled Account Management team will ensure a seamless migration to the SMAS Worksafe Contractor Management Programme and make adopting our SSIP approach to health and safety simple and easy for any business, whether a one-man operation or larger scale set-up. Our team will completely remove the burden of in-house assessments and help you to:

  • Communicate the benefits of SSIP to contractors.
  • Provide real-time reporting so you can monitor progress and identify contractors “at risk”.
  • Communicate the benefits of Environmental and Quality management systems to contractors.
  • Creation of individual regions that can be easily assigned to individual teams within your organisation.
  • Provide training on use of our online portal.
  • Provide any additional support as and when required.
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Our people

It’s our team of dedicated professionals that have made SMAS Worksafe grow to be the industry leading health and safety accreditor it is today. Our team at SMAS Worksafe are not just employees but a valued community, each bringing their own bespoke blend of expertise and passion.

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.

Chris Woodward-Biddle

Commercial Director

Chris is responsible for overseeing our commercial department, ensuring they consistently produce the high standards that SMAS Worksafe has become known for and exploring new opportunities in existing markets.

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Thomas Rhodes

Head of Marketing & Partnerships

Tom oversees our marketing and partnerships work, developing the SMAS Worksafe brand, marketing channels and campaigns as well as managing our growing portfolio of clients and partners.

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Anthony Cook

Senior Software Developer

Anthony is highly skilled in Software Development in .NET Framework and SQL Server. He has been with SMAS since 2016 and is a fundamental part of the work SMAS Worksafe do and our plans moving forward. Away from the office Anthony is a keen PC gamer, Liverpool fan and the office Crypto nerd – and he’s pretty good at it!

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Sarah Britton

Internal Account Manager

Sarah is one of the longest standing members of SMAS Worksafe and has been with the business since 2014. Sarah is the friendly voice that helps all our clients to manage their supply chains and is always on hand to answer any questions they have. Away from work Sarah is a sun worshipper, no matter if it’s 2 weeks on her favourite beach in Mexico or a trip to the local tanning booths, Sarah is always looking to top up her tan and is in the process of turning her bedroom into a gym!

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Katie Luckham

Senior Business Development Manager

Katy has been with SMAS Worksafe for 5 years, joining in 2016 in an admin role she has now become our Senior business development manager and owner of the favourite office dog – Patrick. Katy is one for the weekends, her love of vodka is well known throughout the office after some memorable moments at staff parties.

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Louis Grant

Business Development Manager

Louis is an experienced Business Management graduate with proven leadership abilities. His positive track record within sales, customer service and business to business development management is invaluable. Another one of the office Manchester United fans, he is also the captain for his local team, Porto Plymouth. Away from football he is a big marvel fan.

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Ricky Couling

Head of Membership

Ricky is responsible for the growth of our membership base as well as ensuring that members continue to receive a high level of customer service.

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Ryan Oldham

Junior Software Developer

Ryan joined SMAS Worksafe in April 2021 after graduating from Swansea University with a first in computer science. Ryan now lives in Cornwall and would describe himself as the “most generic computer science person you’ll ever meet”. Like Anthony, Ryan is a keen PC gamer and has a passion for building custom PCs. He has a pet parrot called Barney who is 15 and outside of uttering swear words loves to impersonate a phone ringing.

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Rob Bone

Marketing Assistant

Rob brings a positive attitude and enthusiasm to the SMAS Worksafe team. He is early in his marketing career but is always looking to add to his skills for his pursuit of a digital marketing career. He joined the SMAS Worksafe team in February 2020 and is a keen football and cricket fan who holds his Manchester United mug with pride! He is also a regular in the gym with the sole aim of trying to get that 2-plate bench!

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George Pavlou

Junior Software Developer

George joined SMAS Worksafe in November 2020 after graduating from university.

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Tracey Tattershaw

Tracey joined SMAS Worksafe in February 2020 with over 10 years previous sales experience and a willingness to help other people. Her attitude towards helping others has seen her become our member support and sales consultant. Outside of work Tracey is mum to two children, a son who is a “typical teenager, everything in his life is unfair” and a daughter who is obsessed with ballet.

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Denise Bristow

Denise has been with SMAS Worksafe for 2 years and brings over 25 years of telesales experience with her. Denise has set the standards for our high customer services and takes pride in being able to help others. Mum to an 18-year-old daughter, who has recently been trained as a chef, but doesn’t cook often enough for her liking!

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