Our Memberships & Accreditations


ISO 9001: 2015


ISO 9001 accreditation demonstrates that we have an exacting quality management systems in place.

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ISO 14001: 2015


ISO 14001 accreditation is an internationally accepted standard that demonstrates that we have an effective Environmental Management System (EMS) in place.

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ISO 45001:2018


ISO 45001:2018 is an occupational health and safety management system accredited by UKAS that demonstrates that we have robust and internationally recognised OH&S management systems in place

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ISO 50001: 2018


ISO 50001 is an international standard developed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) which provides organisations with the requirements for energy management systems. ISO estimates that the standard could influence up to 60% of the world’s energy use.

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Alcumus SafeContractor


Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading health and safety accreditation showing proof of safe, ethical and sustainable operations.

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Alcumus Sypol 


Sypol CMS is a market leading COSHH risk management system, used by some of the UK’s largest organisations across many high risk sectors.


Armed Forces Covenant


The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.


British Safety Council (BSC)


Health & Safety underpins all of our business activities and is an area which we take seriously.  As a member of the British Safety Council (BSC), Barhale have access to essential Health & Safety information and key legislation updates and compliance. Our membership also promotes our commitment to good health, safety and environmental management – we are proud to be affiliated with one of the world’s leading HSE organisations.

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British Water


British Water is the lead representative and business development organisation for the supply chain of the UK water industry.

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British Tunnelling Society (BTS)


The BTS is an Associated Society of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). With a current membership of 814 individual members and 266 corporate members, it is one of the most vibrant gatherings of professional tunnellers in the world.

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BSI is the business standards company, working with business experts, government bodies, trade associations and consumer groups to capture best practice and structure the knowledge all organisations need to succeed.

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Builder’s Profile


Builder’s Profile is the open-access Common Database service providing compliance and PQQ information to the construction industry.

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BuildingConfidence (Achilles)


The Achilles BuildingConfidence community connects buyers and suppliers in the UK Construction sector. The community allows buyers to minimise risk and streamline procurement, while suppliers have a unique opportunity to connect with key industry players.

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Carbon Reduce (Achilles)


Carbon Reduce is a credible, rigorous independent certification and verification programme to measure and manage carbon emissions.

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CECA (Civil Engineering Contractors Association)


CECA is the representative organisation for the UK’s civil engineering contractors.

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The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) is a health & safety membership scheme which is available for contractors or consultants. To obtain CHAS, we have passed a detailed assessment of our health and safety procedures and practices.

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CICES (Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors) Approved Development Scheme


An ICES Approved Development Scheme (ADS) is an agreement between a company and ICES that defines the training, development and experience that will be made available to recent entrants to a particular discipline.

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CIRAS, the confidential incident reporting and analysis system, operating since 1996 and today delivering assurance for member organisations across the UK.

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City & Guilds


City & Guilds are a worldwide leading vocational education training organisation. The City & Guilds qualifications are highly recognised by employers and help individuals expand their talents, knowledge and abilities to further their career. The City & Guilds certificate qualifications have been carefully designed to meet the current and emerging skills needed for the evolving construction and utility industry. The City & Guilds accredited training courses have been developed to ensure they provide relevant, modern and industry standardised learning.


Constructionline – Gold Member


Constructionline is the UK’s register of pre-qualified local and national construction and construction-related suppliers.

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Cyber Essentials


The Cyber Essentials certifications aim to ensure businesses of all types and sizes understand, and can implement, the most fundamental IT security measures.

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Disability Confident Committed


Through Disability Confident, Barhale are working to ensure that disabled people and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

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EA Waste Carriers License


The Environment Agency – certification of registration under The Waste (England and Wales) Regulation 2011.

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The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a free, voluntary scheme operated by Transport for London. It encourages sustainable best practice for road freight operators who deliver in, and service, London or who intend to do so.

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Hire Association Europe (HAE) SafeHire


Hire Association Europe are the industry-leading trade association for the plant and tool hire sector. They serve over 800 members across the world, providing insurance services, legal advice, training, publicity, safety checks, leaflets, lobbying and much more.

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Investors in People


Investors in People (IiP) is a nationally recognised framework that helps organisations to improve their performance and realise their objectives, through the effective management and development of their people.

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Mates in Mind


Mates in Mind is a leading UK charity raising awareness and addressing the stigma of poor mental health. They promote and lead on the development of positive mental wellbeing within the workplace. Mates in Mind works across industries, focusing on construction, as well as related sectors including transport, logistics, manufacturing, and others.

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Principal Contractor Licensing (PCL)


Suppliers who wish to operate as a Principal Contractor, as defined by Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015,  must hold a Principal Contractor Licence (PCL) issued by Network Rail to discharge these duties on Network Rail Managed Infrastructure.

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NICEIC is the UK’s leading voluntary regulatory body for the electrical contracting industry. It has been assessing the electrical competence of electricians for nearly sixty years and currently maintains a roll of over 26,000 registered contractors.

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Railway Industry Association (RIA)


RIA is the trade association for the UK-based suppliers to the railway industry. Established for over 140 years, with over 250 member companies representing a large proportion of the supply chain.

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The Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) is designed to be the single entry point for suppliers to the rail industry. Buyers of products and services throughout the GB rail industry use RISQS as its supplier qualification service. RISQS is industry-owned and embraces rail’s qualification arrangements previously known as Link-up.

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RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents)


RoSPA are a registered charity and have been at the heart of accident prevention in the UK and around the world for almost 100 years.

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Supply Chain Sustainability School


The Supply Chain Sustainability School is a free learning environment, upskilling those working within, or aspiring to work within, the built environment sector, focussing on 17 key topics of sustainability, as well as addressing topics in offsite, digital, procurement, lean construction and management.


Temporary Works Forum


The Temporary Works Forum (TWf) aims to encourage open discussion of any matter related to Temporary Works.

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The Green Construction Board


The Green Construction Board was established in October 2011, as a consultative forum for government and the UK design, construction, property and infrastructure industry. The Board is the sustainability work stream of the Construction Leadership Council.

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The Pipeline Industries Guild (PIG)


The Pipeline Industries Guild was formed in 1957. Since then, it has evolved to be the only association world-wide to cater directly for the needs of the pipeline industry, regardless of engineering discipline, application, or qualification.

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The Pipe Jacking Association


Represents the contractors, pipe suppliers, and machine manufacturers in the United Kingdom pipe jacking and microtunnelling industry.

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TunnelSkills is an organisation formed to foster high standards of competence in tunnelling and other underground operations. TunnelSkills is a Specialist Training Forum supported by ConstructionSkills, with a membership of the contractor employers in the UK tunnelling industry.




Product marking is a ‘passport to trade’ and helps construction product manufacturers access markets. The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessment) mark is the new UK product marking that will be required for certain products being placed on the market in Great Britain.

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The UKSTT (United Kingdom Society for Trenchless Technology) is a registered charity involved in the development and promotion of Trenchless techniques, sometimes termed No-Dig techniques.

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UVDB (Achilles)


Achilles UVDB is the community for the UK utilities industry. It enables the utilities sector to use Achilles’ proven supplier pre-qualification system, to manage risk within the supply chain and comply with EU regulations.

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Gas Industry Registration Scheme (GIRS)


GIRS registered providers are able to undertake new gas connections, services alterations or disconnections, dependent on the scope of their accreditation.

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National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS)


The scheme is a UK wide accreditation operated by Lloyd’s Register. Its purpose is to assess the technical competence of independent connection providers to design, project manage and carry out electrical connections.

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Water Industry Registration Scheme (WIRS)


A WIRS accredited self-lay organisation may perform works on the connection of a property to water mains and supplies, dependent on the status and scope of accreditation.

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