Ryearch has gained our thirteenth professional accreditation, becoming certified with the ACDC Register – a pre-qualification questionnaire service used by procurement organisations and buyers to identify competent building contractors with the required health and safety standards, and which are compliant with PAS91 and SSIP standards. Being listed on the ACDC Register demonstrates that Ryearch is committed to best practice and being assessed to the highest standard of quality within the industry.  ACDC Auditors are H&S professionals that are qualified to the minimum NEBOSH National Diploma level and have vast experience within the health and safety sector. Ryearch was assessed against a number of areas including:
  • Content of H&S policy statement/safety manual
  • CV of H&S advisors/consultants
  • Membership of relevant Trade Association
  • Staff training records and qualifications
  • Reports of performance/minutes of management review meetings
  • Examples of risk assessments
  • Examples of Safety Systems of Work/Method Statements
  • Evidence of welfare arrangements made
  • RIDDOR rates and frequency for last three years
Furthermore, to achieve the Gold Standard accreditation we were required to provide:
  • Insurance
  • Trade competency evidence
  • Financial Credit Check
  • Enhanced Financial Checking
  • Environmental Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
Ryearch has been approved for 14 trade categories, having demonstrated ongoing competency:
General Building
  • Building – New Build and Extension
  • Building – Refurbishment and Repair
  • External Surfacing and Hard Landscaping
  • Land Clearance
  • Playground Surfacing / Construction
Principal Contractor
  • Principal Contractor
Retrofit – buildings
  • Building Refurbishment and Alterations
  • Work on Historic and Listed Buildings
Roads and Bridges
  • Access Roads (non highways), Parking Areas and External Hard Landscaping
  • Bridges Construction/Maintenance
  • Bridges (Foot)
  • Surface works to Footpaths
Site works
  • Demolition
  • Mains Laying
Achieving this accreditation was part of Ryearch’s successful application to go on the Devon SLOAC framework.  Details about all our professional accreditations can be found here.