4 areas of assessment

As a contractor, you can benefit from becoming accredited with us by approving your competency level. There are two accreditation packages, Bronze (basic level) and Gold (advanced level).  Contractors with a trade limit in excess of £15,000 are required to have Gold membership.

Each membership has four main areas of assessment:


1. Health & Safety

A full evaluation of the contractor’s Health and Safety policies, procedures, processes or other requirements that fulfils the accreditation standard as established by the Safety Services in Procurement Forum (SSIP).


2. Insurance

The contractor will need to demonstrate compliance via:

  • Public Liability Insurance – the contractor has current public liability insurance in a minimum amount of £5million for each occurrence, and;
  • Employer’s Liability Insurance – the contractor has current employer’s liability insurance in a minimum amount for each occurrence which complies with statutory requirements.


3. Trade competency evidences

The contractor will need to demonstrate sufficient evidence of competency in their trade area. An outline for each category will be available soon.


Financial credit check

  • The contractor is solvent and has a turnover of at least £20k.
  • The contractor has a satisfactory credit score from a recognised credit reference agency.


Supplier monitoring

A requirement for ACDC membership is to provide current and valid insurance, relevant trading certificates and accompanying compliance evidence. 

If expired or lapsed, you will receive reminders to update your details. Should you not update your information, notification will be provided to all relevant buyers.

Trading and financial information is also monitored in order to obtain the most recent and up to date information.

Register your interest

Please register your interest here

Gold membership

Members of the Gold membership, will need to show further compliance in the following areas:


1 Health & Safety

An evaluation of the contractor’s Health and Safety capability to act as a principal contractor to co-ordinate the work of sub-contractors. (If required)


Environmental & Sustainability Checks

The contractor acts in a responsible manner and is observant of key environmental requirements.


General FAQ


1. What is the difference between Bronze & Gold membership packages?

If you have a trade limit of above £25,000, you are required to be on the Gold membership package.

If you are a contractor that covers 3 or more work trades you are required to be on the Gold membership package.

For the Gold membership you are required to show further evidence of competency in the form of Environmental and Sustainability checks, as well as evidence that as a Principal contractor, you can prove that you are competent to co-ordinate the work of the sub-contractors.


2. Do I have to pay the initial application fee via paypal?

This is not a requirement. ACDC accept alternative forms of payment via card, over the phone, or a BACs payment.