Industry Accreditations

Working in the UK’s secondmost regulated industry (after the nuclear industry), we take our industry accreditations seriously. ABS holds current certificates for the following industry accreditations:

UKATA (UK Asbestos Training Association)

UKATA (UK Asbestos Training Association) sets the standard in the UK for asbestos training and ensures that its members meet those standards

Living Wage Employer

ABS is an accredited Living Wage Employer. 
We believe that every member of staff deserves a living wage and we are delighted to have received this accreditation.


Our accreditation is limited to those activities described on our UKAS schedule of accreditation found here.

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the sole national accreditation body for the United Kingdom. UKAS is recognised by government, to assess against internationally agreed standards for organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services.


ISO9001 This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and drive for continuous improvement. ABS is part of the Damada Group and is covered by our Damada Group certification.

OHSAS 18001

OHSAS 18001 is an international occupational health and safety management system specification. Central to OHSAS requirements are strong policies and procedures. ABS is part of the Damada Group and is covered by our Damada Group certification.


UVDB is the community for the UK utilities industry. It helps utility buyers to manage risk within their supply chain and comply with EU Procurement Legislation.


ISO14001 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system. It maps out a framework that a company or organisation can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. ABS is part of the Damada Group and is covered by our Damada Group certification.

Safe Contractor

Safe Contractor is a third party accreditation scheme designed to assess health and safety arrangements and confirm the organisation to be a competent contractor.


Constructionline is the UK’s leading construction certification service. It works with over 8,000 buyers and 24,000 suppliers across the UK.


RISQS is the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme. It is the supplier pre-qualification service used by buyers of all products and services throughout the GB rail industry.