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Construction Support Services go from Strength to Strength

29th June 2021

Following the appointment of two specialist construction Health and Safety Advisors to the Simian team, we have now expanded the range of support services that we provide to include general construction health and safety.

Claire Oakes, a Chartered Fellow of IOSH, has joined us as Consultancy Manager, and is a renowned and very well reputed construction Health & Safety Professional, who has held various Managerial and Director roles during her career.  Claire will be responsible for overseeing the consultancy arm of the business, as we seek to expand and diversify the range of support we currently provide.

Dave Jones has also joined the team, in the role of Construction H&S Advisor. Dave will predominantly be focusing on the needs of our construction-based customers. Dave has a broad range of experience in various sectors but has worked in the Construction Industry for the last 12 years.

Construction health and safety

We can offer bespoke packages to companies within the sector, from SME’s to larger contractors, which can typically include:

  • General advice and support
  • Site audits / inspections
  • Development of Construction Phase Plans
  • Assisting / Liaising with the HSE following any intervention
  • Accident / Incident investigations
  • H&S Policies
  • Process and Procedures including full Management Systems
  • Client / Principal Contractor PQQ’s
  • Applications for SSIP Accreditation
  • Coaching and Mentoring Programmes
  • Internal Training Programmes

The services listed can be taken be taken on a call-off basis, or be wrapped up in a retained package.

Claire Oakes, Simian’s Consultancy Manager said: “Having now been at Simian for the past few months, we are keen to develop the construction consultancy side of the business. Historically, Simian’s customer base has primarily been those working in the scaffolding sector, but we are seeing a steady increase in the number of construction-based businesses looking for the support we are providing”.

Jackie Thomason, Commercial Director at Simian, said, “Having two new construction safety specialists on the team means that we can broaden the scope of our services, and offer support to construction businesses of all shapes and sizes. Since Claire and Dave came on board, we’ve seen a healthy upward curve in the number of non-scaffolding customers we are engaging. Our business growth plan is based on diversification of our product portfolio, and this is the first phase of that plan.”

To find out more about our construction-based services, email Claire Oakes via, or call 0345 6022 418.