RSK Group is one of the few environmental consultancies worldwide to have achieved certification to the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards for quality, environmental, and health and safety management. It has held accreditations in all three standards since 2003, when it was assessed by Det Norske Veritas (DNV).
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, certified to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for performing building air leakage and acoustics sound insulation tests.
RSK Environment Ltd is UKAS accredited for the sampling, assessment and identification of asbestos. The scope of accreditation includes asbestos management surveys, condition monitoring and priority assessment for asbestos management, asbestos refurbishment and demolition surveys (0251), laboratory analysis for identification of asbestos in bulk materials, asbestos air monitoring and fibre counting, and four stage clearance testing following asbestos removal or remedial works (0278).
RSK holds a Waste Carrier's Licence that allows it to operate as a waste carrier and broker.
RSK employs staff with the Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board's Certificate of Technical Competence (COTC).
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.
RSK was accredited in December 2002 to the 'Investors in People' standard, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
RSK is a qualified supplier under RSSB Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) following an audit in February 2018.
RSK Group is registered with FPAL, the oil and gas supply chain database for the UK and the Netherlands and a division of Achilles Information Limited. FPAL is the key tool used by oil and gas purchasers to identify and select current and potential suppliers when awarding contracts or purchase orders, which successfully eliminates costly duplication in pre-qualifying suppliers.
RSK Group is approved by Constructionline, the UK's register of pre-qualified local and national construction and construction-related contractors and consultants. Owned and endorsed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Constructionline gathers and assesses pre-qualification information to provide procurers with access to over 14,000 fully accredited suppliers free of charge and contractors and consultants with access to over 1,700 buyers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
RSK is a member of the British Safety Council, one of the world's leading occupational health, safety and environmental organisations. The British Safety Council actively promotes the issue of health and safety in the workplace and is a registered charity for education in health and safety. It is committed to helping raise the standards of health, safety and environment management to the benefit of its member companies and the community at large.
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.
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.
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.
RSK’s geotechnical and chemistry laboratory facilities in Iraq Energy City just outside Basra, southern Iraq, became accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 in March 2015. 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
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