Accreditations, certifications and memberships

Rail Forum

RSK are Members of Rail Forum, a UK national industry body with strong regional connections.


RSK is a member of UKELA (UK Environmental Law Association), the leading membership organisation for environmental law. The organisation aims to improve understanding and awareness of environmental law and make better law for the environment.

Management system certification

RSK Group Ltd is certified to the standards for quality, environmental, and occupational health and safety management. It has held accreditations in all three standards since 2003 and continues to be extensively audited against the associated compliance obligations every six months by Det Norske Veritas (DNV GL).

UKAS and MCerts accreditation

Envirolab, an RSK company, hold United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and MCerts accreditation for most testing scenarios.

Structural Soils’ specialist geosciences laboratories in Bristol and Hemel Hempstead are UKAS accredited. Structural Soils is an RSK company.

RSK’s construction materials, stone and slate, petrography and geotechnical testing laboratory is UKAS accredited.

RSK Environment Ltd is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory, No. 2546, accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for performing building air leakage and acoustics sound insulation tests.

RSK Environment Ltd is a UKAS accredited inspection body, No. 0251, accredited to ISO/IEC 17020:2012 for the surveying of asbestos.

RSK Environment Ltd is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory, No. 0278, accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for the testing of aggregates, bricks and blocks, concrete, construction materials, mortar, paint, rock, roofing slate, building stone, natural stone and soils for civil engineering purposes as well as asbestos fibre counting and identification.



Waste Carrier’s License

RSK holds a Waste Carrier’s Licence that allows it to operate as a waste carrier and broker.

A Waste Carrier Licence Is Required If You Transport Waste As Part Of A Business Activity.



Waste Management Industry Training

RSK employs staff with the Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board’s Certificate of Technical Competence (COTC).



SMAS Worksafe scheme

RSK’s health and safety management systems evidence meets SMAS and the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) Forum’s requirements, and RSK is recognised as a SMAS Worksafe consultant and contractor. The SMAS Worksafe scheme is recognised by all members of the SSIP Forum that offer two-way mutual recognition.


Investors in People

RSK has been accredited to the ‘Investors in People’ standard since December 2002. Investors in People is a government initiative encouraging UK businesses to improve the skills and well-being of their workforces.




BREEAM is the world’s foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings, with 200,000 buildings with certified BREEAM assessment ratings and over a million registered for assessment since it was first launched in 1990. BREEAM sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation and has become one of the most comprehensive and widely recognised measures of a building’s environmental performance. RSK is a licensed BREEAM Assessor in all methods able to assess all types of buildings.



BREEAM Accredited Professionals

RSK has BREEAM Accredited Professionals (AP) who are recognised as specialists in sustainability and environmental design and highly competent in the BREEAM process. APs provide design teams with expert advice on built environment sustainability, environmental design and environmental assessment, thereby facilitating efforts to schedule activities successfully, set priorities and negotiate trade-offs to achieve target BREEAM ratings. The appropriate involvement of an AP during BREEAM projects also contributes to the BREEAM score.




In March 2019 RSK Environment Ltd gained Corporate Membership of IEMA, demonstrating our commitment to transforming the world to sustainability.

IEMA is the worldwide alliance of environment and sustainability professionals, working to make our businesses and organisations future-proof.



IEMA EIA Quality Mark Registrant

As an EIA Quality Mark registrant, RSK possesses the necessary capabilities to lead and coordinate environmental work and provide

Confidence that we will deliver an efficient and effective assessment based on our commitment to high-quality environmental assessments (EIA)
Cost-effectiveness, as we have access to resources including a library of hundreds of existing assessments, case studies, presentations and guidance that enable us to keep up to date with the latest developments in EIA
Credibility in the eyes of consenting authorities, stakeholders and local communities, as our assessments have been led by an organisation that is willing to voluntarily have its EIA activities independently reviewed and tested
Technical capability, as IEMA independently reviews and assesses our ongoing staff training and development, as well as the quality of our EIA processes and outputs, to ensure we continue to deliver added value for our clients.



Constructing Excellence: Manchester, Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral

RSK has regional memberships for Constructing Excellence: Manchester and Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral. Constructing Excellence is the single organisation charged with driving the change agenda in construction. It exists to improve industry performance for a better built environment.



Air Tightness Testing and Measurement Association

RSK is a member of the Air Tightness Testing and Measurement Association (ATTMA) for air tightness services. ATTMA comprises organisations that are experienced air testing bodies that have undergone further technical appraisal.


RSSB Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS)

RSK is a qualified supplier under RSSB Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) following an audit in 2021.


Achilles Oil and Gas Europe member

RSK is registered with Achilles Oil and Gas Europe. Previously known as Achilles JQS and Achilles FPAL. The joint qualification system complies with international standards NORSOK S006 and IOGP 423, as well as enabling the energy transition to a clean green future.


Approved Gold Member on Constructionline

RSK is approved by Constructionline, the UK’s register of pre-qualified local and national construction and construction-related contractors and consultants.

Constructionline Gold members are verified via the Common Assessment Standard and the PAS 91 enhanced questionnaire standard.

Constructionline Gold members are required to have a Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) certification, demonstrating that a company has adherence to the required safety standards.


Landscape Institute members

RSK has Landscape Institute (LI) members on its staff. The LI is a Royal Chartered, charitable body for landscape architects that assists its 5000 members by supporting and promoting their work, offers information and guidance to the public and industry about the expertise offered by landscape architects and supplies training and educational advice to students and professionals. LI’s members are united in their promotion of landscapes that are aesthetically pleasing, economically efficient, functional, and complementary to their cultural and natural environments.


Chartered Institute for Archaeologists member

RSK is member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA), the professional organisation for those involved in archaeology and associated disciplines. CIfA promotes its members in their efforts at conserving, managing, understanding and enjoying the historic environment by working to improve career prospects and conditions, representing the interests of archaeology to government, policymakers and industry, and keeping practitioners current on developments in archaeological practice.


Marine Biological Association

RSK has Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom (MBA) members on its staff. A professional body for marine biologists, the MBA states charitable aims as “to promote scientific research into all aspects of life in the sea, including the environment on which it depends, and to disseminate to the public the knowledge gained.” The dissemination of high-quality research is accomplished through advanced training via courses and in-house research training, publications, conferences, advice to governments (UK and EU), public education and advanced library and information systems.


Royal Geographical Society

RSK has Royal Geographical Society (RGS) members on its staff. The RGS is an independent learned society and professional body that, as a centre for geographical learning, supports research, education, expeditions, fieldwork, public engagement and informed enjoyment of geographical science. The society works to reinforce professional standards, influence policy and offer its many resources through its collections, publications, conferences and grants for education and research.


Pipeline Industries Guild

RSK has Pipeline Industries Guild (PIG) members on its staff. The PIG is the only global association that caters directly to the needs of the pipeline industry. Through the guild, the diverse disciplines in the pipeline industry unite in their concerns with quality, safety and environmental protection and discuss, analyse and disseminate cutting-edge developments and address pipeline engineering problems.


Mersey Maritime

Mersey Maritime is the representative body for the maritime sector in the Liverpool City region in the UK. Mersey Maritime works with businesses to develop strong, market-responsive supply chains and promote Liverpool’s maritime industry as a world-class centre of excellence. As an executive member, RSK has increased opportunity to network with other members working in the maritime industry and in the Mersey area, putting us at the forefront of the industry.



RenewableUK is the largest renewable energy body in the UK and represents more than 310 companies active in the UK wind and marine renewables industries. As a trade and professional body, RenewableUK acts as a forum for its members by coordinating intelligence on every aspect of wind energy in the UK while working closely with experts in its member companies. RenewableUK represents its members at every level, local, regional, national, and global, through political lobbying and stakeholder engagement, and through dialogues with the media and the public.


Construction Industry Research and Information Association

The Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) is a not-for-profit, member-based research and information organisation dedicated to improving quality, efficiency, cost-effectiveness and safety in the construction industry. Its members include representatives from all parts of the modern built environment who work together to identify, codify and promote the emerging best practice in the industry through research, publications, training, learning networks and industry partnerships.


Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists

The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS) is a non-profit making trade association established to improve the profile and quality of geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering. The membership comprises UK organisations and individuals having a common interest in the business of site investigation, geotechnics, geoenvironmental engineering, engineering geology, geochemistry, hydrogeology, and other related disciplines.


International Pipe Line & Offshore Contractors Association (IPLOCA)

The International Pipe Line & Offshore Contractors Association (IPLOCA) represents the on- and offshore pipeline construction industry worldwide. IPLOCA provides its members with a forum for sharing ideas, engages the industry and its stakeholders, facilitates business opportunities and promotes the highest standards in the pipeline industry. Among the issues it addresses are the science and practice of constructing on- and offshore pipelines, efficiency and safety for those engaged in construction and the protection of surrounding natural, social and cultural environments.



HBF is the principal trade organisation for private-sector home builders ranging from multinational corporations to regional businesses and small local companies in England and Wales. The HBF arranges conferences, seminars and workshops to develop best practice; promotes a business-friendly regulatory and policy environment by engaging decision makers; conducts industry research; and provides planning and technical advice.


Association for Project Safety

RSK is a member of the Association for Project Safety, which provides a forum for individuals, organisations and relevant authorities involved in the supervision, management and education of health and safety practices, processes and procedures in the undertaking of construction projects as defined in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) in order to develop, set and advance standards of excellence together with relevant support and educational services. The association provides clients with a central source of information and of qualified practitioners.



British Drilling Association

Structural Soils, an RSK company, is a member of the British Drilling Association, which promotes and improves standards of efficiency, health and safety, and training and education in the drilling industry.


Legionella Control Association

RSK Environment is a certified member of the Legionella Control Association and offers a wide range of water hygiene, legionella control and analytical services that are complemented by our ISO registrations and Safety Schemes In Procurement health and safety management systems. To view our certificate, please visit Legionella Control.


ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditations

RSK’s geotechnical and chemistry laboratory facilities in Iraq Energy City just outside Basra, southern Iraq, became accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 in 2017. ISO/IEC 17025:2005 specifies the general requirements for competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations, including sampling. It covers testing and calibration performed using standard, non-standard and laboratory-developed methods.



RSK became a principal member of CL:AIRE in 2017. CL:AIRE works with its principal members to raise their awareness of and pursue shared objectives in land, water and environmental management.

CL:AIRE develops major initiatives which directly benefit the industry (e.g. The Definition of Waste: Development Industry Code of Practice, Asbestos in Soil and Construction & Demolition Materials Code of Practice, SuRF-UK – Sustainable Remediation Framework and perform the Land Forum Secretariat).

CL:AIRE supports its principal members by providing information and guidance relating to the sustainable reuse of land. CL:AIRE develop best practice guides and provide training and assessment programmes. This helps companies raise their performance, minimise risks and gain greater recognition.



NICOLE is THE European platform on soil management, integrating the technical, economical, legal, and environmental interests where industry as problems owner with her own technological, legislative experience and knowledge together with the environmental services providers community and scientist can share experiences, support new approaches and take public position on specific issues raised new legislation. This combination enables NICOLE to represent its high profile members on either end through a joint multi sectoral strategy and representation towards governmental legislative entities and public media forums.

As a self-financed industrial interest group that exists for over 15 years already, NICOLE offers its members optimal insight on best soil and groundwater remediation solutions, updates on scheduled EU legislation developments, and a communicative network that enables its members to share the latest developments, concerns and needs with high level peer companies that have a common interest.


UKATA approved training provider

RSK is a UKATA approved training provider for the following courses:

  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Asbestos Awareness for Ground Workers
  • Non-licensed work with asbestos
  • Non-licensed work with asbestos for Ground Workers


Awarded the ‘Constructionline Social Value’ badge

RSK has met the requirements of the Social Value question set on Constructionline, demonstrating that we’re committed to providing social value when bidding for contracts.


Achilles Green Energy member

RSK is registered on Achilles Green Energy, which is all about the growth of renewable energy through assuring the quality of supply chains.  The Achilles Green Energy community is used for onshore and offshore wind, solar energy, wave energy, hydro energy and other renewable energy companies, and will enable the transition to a clean and green global energy supply chain.


Approved supplier on JOSCAR

RSK is a qualified supplier on JOSCAR a collaborative tool used by the aerospace, defence and security industry to act as a single repository for pre-qualification and compliance information.


Achilles UVDB member

RSK is a registered supplier on Achilles UVDB, the utility industry pre-qualification system used across the UK, that helps organisations achieve the highest standards of supply chain assurance.


Approved supplier on Builders Profile

RSK is registered on Builder’s Profile, an open-access Common Database service providing compliance and PQQ information to the construction industry.


Approved supplier on Avetta

RSK is registered with Avetta. Avetta enable and verify ongoing environmental, social, and financial performance, helping companies build a strong and diverse supplier base – all on a global scale.

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