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18th February 2013

To Whom It May Concern: Re: A& S Landscapes

Citation plc

Citation plc are Health, Safety and Employment Law consultants based in Wilmslow,
Cheshire and have over 190 employees.
Within our Health and Safety department all of our highly experienced Health and Safety consultants have been awarded professional membership, by examination, of either the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) or the International Institute of Risk Safety Management (IIRSM). A number of consultants have also been awarded, due to experience, qualifications and contributions towards Health and Safety, the title of Chartered member status of IOSH.
The consultants are able to advise clients on all aspects of health and safety including compliance, safe systems of work, risk assessments and related paperwork. This advice extends to a very broad range of business sectors including manufacturing, construction, care establishments, dentist, funeral directors, hotel and leisure, retail, schools, veterinary practices and warehousing. Consultants can react quickly in the event of an emergency and help remove the pressures normally encountered when dealing with serious situations, which will involve visiting the scene of the accident and liaising with the Local Authorities on your behalf.

Queens Award for Enterprise

Citation is extremely proud to have won the 2006 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation Category.
In awarding the most coveted commercial prize in the UK, the Queen’s Award Office stated that Citation is meeting four specific Corporate Qualities. Namely: • Goods and services must be outstanding. Particular praise was made of • Citassess® and the Citation Advice Guarantee. • Businesses must maintain the highest standards of propriety. • Highest standards of customer care • Among the most successful of UK businesses.

Our Health and Safety Service

Citation plc are contracted to advise A&S Landscapes Ltd regarding the effective management of Health and Safety within their organisation. The Health and Safety Service can be summarised as follows:

Initial Site Visit

Citation plc operates on a dedicated regionally based Health and Safety consultant basis. The purpose of the initial visit is to undertake a full inspection and to obtain information regarding working practices and any equipment in use. Whilst on-site the consultant will provide immediate advice and guidance on any matters that require urgent attention and any other relevant issues.
A written inspection report has been produced setting out the consultants detailed findings and provide recommendations to ensure legal compliance and best practice.
A&S Landscapes Ltd health & safety policy has also been prepared together with tailor-made health & safety systems to further enable compliance.

Installation Visit

The dedicated Health and Safety consultant makes a further visit to introduce and install the health & safety management systems to nominated key members of staff.
This is designed to be practical training on the content and intended means of implementing and monitoring the health and safety management system.
The consultant also provides guidance on the content and recommended actions contained in the inspection report, carrying out risk assessments and any issues that may arise.

Citassess®

Risk assessment training is provided using the traditional paper based system approach or by the use of our unique on-line service “Citassess ®”. This enables the client to compile the required risk assessments using symbols and pictograms to denote the hazards and necessary control measures.

24/7 Telephone Advice

Citation plc provide full advice and guidance on any issues relating to health & safety.
A&S Landscapes Ltd have access to our health & safety advice line 24 hours a day 365 days a year and are provided with the contact details for their dedicated consultant. This we believe…