Ryearch has become certified with the ACDC Register – a pre-qualification questionnaire service used by procurement organisations to identify competent building contractors with the high 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.

Assessment criteria:

  • 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


Additional components for the Gold Standard:

  • Insurance
  • Trade competency evidence
  • Financial Credit Check
  • Enhanced Financial Checking
  • Environmental Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy


Trade Categories

Ryearch has been approved for 14 trade categories:

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 Ryearch’s professional accreditations can be found here.