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Building Confidence

Construction Certification is a practical and supportive management systems consultancy for the construction industry and its supply chain, working to improve quality, environmental and safety standards.


We are Construction Certification

Construction Certification is wholly owned by The HSQE Department Ltd, which has been helping companies to achieve certification to ISO management standards and conformance marking since 2009. Since The HSQE Department was launched the majority of our clients have been forward-thinking companies in the construction industry or the construction supply chain that have responded to the drive by principle contractors and large infrastructure projects for an increasing level of professionalism in their sub-contractors. Construction Certification is committed to raising standards in construction and provides a consultancy service tailored closely to the needs of the industry.

Our role

At Construction Certification we describe our role, in helping companies through certification, as that of a driving instructor and the role of the certification body as that of the driving examiner. Our aim is to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible and to manage the set-up phase and certification visit so that clients gain their certificates with the minimum of fuss. Construction Certification recommends certification bodies that have UKAS accreditation because this guarantees that your clients will recognise the high standard that your certification has reached.

About Richard

Richard Shearwood-Porter

Richard Shearwood-Porter

Managing Associate

Richard Porter set up Construction Certification with experience gained from a long career in manufacturing and consultancy, which includes product development, customer service, quality control, environmental management and safety management and operations. Because Richard has spent a long time with dirt under his fingernails, he believes in light-weight, but effective and flexible management systems that support business needs.

Richard has a long track record as a registered consultant with government-sponsored business support services such as the Business Link "Improve Your Resource Efficiency" programme, Growth Accelerator and the Manufacturing Advisory Service and is currently a member of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership Low-Carbon Group.