The UK Spill Contractors Accreditation Scheme

SpillAssist Limited is an accredited oil spill response specialist under the UK Spill Contractors Accreditation Scheme and is an approved specialist under the following modules;

Module 1:        Standards Compliance; 

Module 2:        Freshwater Spills;

Module 3:        Groundwater Spills;

Module 8:        Contaminated Soils.

The purpose of the accreditation scheme is to ensure that the standards of oil spill response are maintained at the highest possible level.  This can only be achieved by using specialists who have been accredited under the UK Spill Contractors Accreditation Scheme.  Such is the quality of the UK Spill Contractors Accreditation Scheme that it is supported by the Environment Agency (EA), the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), Natural Resources Wales (NRW), the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) and the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA).

The UK Spill Contractors Accreditation Scheme conducts a rigorous assessment of the capabilities, expertise and competence of each oil spill response contractor.  This assessment is carried out by independent scheme assessors who are qualified and experienced in the field of oil spill response.  The scheme assessors continue to monitor each accredited contractor after accreditation has been awarded to ensure that the standards and requirements of the accreditation scheme are being met and maintained.

The accreditation scheme ensures that all accredited oil spill response providers have the necessary knowledge, training, experience, equipment, operational protocols and procedures and full health and safety compliance.  This ensures that all accredited contractors have the technical and operational expertise to follow best practice.

For full details on the UK Spill Contractors Accreditation Scheme please visit their website at http://www.spillonline.org.

The UK Spill Association

SpillAssist Limited is a member of the UK Spill Association.  The UK Spill Association manages the UK Spill Contractors Accreditation Scheme and it is the trade representative of all companies and organisations who work in the field of oil and chemical spill response.  This includes not only oil spill response contractors but also suppliers, manufacturers, consultants, public sector bodies and individuals.

The UK Spill Association or UK Spill as it is known is recognised by UK Government Agencies as the representative body for the oil and chemical spill response sector. 

The aim of the UK Spill Association as detailed in their website is “to represent companies, organisations and individuals working in the oil and chemical spill response industry in the UK as a national trade body and to build an internationally respected reputation”.

The principal objectives of the UK Spill Association are;

For more details on the UK Spill Association please visit their website at http://www.ukspill.org.