The purpose of this Accreditation Scheme is to maintain standards of Spill Response acceptable to the Agencies, and to give customers confidence that they will receive a high standard of professional and cost effective performance.
The Scheme is supervised by the Accreditation Steering Group, which is chaired by a representative of the Agencies (EA, SEPA, EHS and MCA), and comprised of 5 representatives of the Contractors, the Scheme Manager, (UKSpill) representatives of all the Agencies and also other observers from related organisations.
The Scheme is managed by UK Spill Association (UKSpill).
Listing of Accredited Companies
The Scheme is promoted principally on this website, www.ukspill.org where details of the Scheme can be found, and most importantly, a listing of the Accredited companies. This listing is kept up to date and sets out the current status of an Accredited Company, whether it complies, or is under review, or has been suspended. This website will be promoted by listing/links to the Agencies websites and through other media.
A hard copy listing of all the Accredited Companies, in either summary form, or in detail by company, which includes a certificate of accreditation, can be printed out direct from the website.
Method of Assessment
In order to be considered for accreditation the contractor must fulfil all of the basic requirements of the Scheme, which includes acceptable Risk Assessment and Health & Safety at Work Policies, Insurances, and hold appropriate licences – all as set out in the ONLINE Accreditation Assessment Matrix form.
If the Contractor complies with the standards of the Scheme, his level(s) and accreditation modules are assessed on a company not base-by-base basis. This takes into account staff training and experience, equipment held and a general assessment of the contractor’s capability of performing at the level(s) applied for.
Read more about the Accreditation Process.
Return to the Accreditation Process application form.