At Ardent, we take pride in our unwavering commitment to quality, safety, and sustainability. Holding a multitude of high-profile certifications, we stand as a beacon of reliability and excellence in our industry.

Our certifications include ISO9001, ISO14001, and ISO45001, attesting to our dedication to maintaining the highest standards in quality management, environmental responsibility, and occupational health and safety. These internationally recognised certifications underscore our commitment to delivering products and services that consistently meet or exceed customer expectations.

In addition to the ISO standards, we hold the SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement) accreditation, demonstrating our competence in health and safety management. Achieving FORS Gold certification reflects our commitment to sustainable and efficient transportation practices, further solidifying our position as an environmentally responsible organisation.

Our participation in the Supply Chain Sustainability School has earned us the Gold certification, showcasing our efforts to promote sustainability throughout our supply chain. The UVDB (Utilities Vendor DataBase) accreditation signifies our competence and suitability as a supplier in the utilities sector.

Achilles Building Confidence and RISQS certifications further validate our capabilities in the construction and railway industries, respectively. These accreditations serve as a testament to our adherence to rigorous standards and our ability to consistently deliver exceptional service in these specialized sectors.

Finally, being awarded the RoSPA Gold certification for the 6th year running highlights our exemplary performance in occupational health and safety, emphasising our dedication to creating a secure and healthy work environment for our employees.

At every step, our goal is to implement robust, repeatable, and safe processes that not only meet but exceed industry benchmarks. These certifications are a reflection of our ongoing commitment to excellence, assuring our customers that they can rely on us to deliver unparalleled service, time after time.


An international recognition given to organisations who implement a rigorous and effective quality management system.


ISO 14001:2015 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and can be certified to. It maps out a framework that a company can follow to set up an effective environmental management system.


ISO 45001:2018 is a standard of requirements against which our Health & Safety Management System is evaluated. Our ISO 45001 Certification will provide you with the assurance that the activities we are carrying out on your behalf will be done so safely and in line with legal requirements.

Safety Schemes In Procurement (SSIP)

SSIP is actively reducing health and safety assessment costs and bureaucracy in the supply chain, by making cross-recognition between member schemes as effective as possible, and highlighting the savings to buyers and suppliers. As a SSIP member Ardent Hire Solutions Limited have fully committed to the vision of driving unnecessary cost and confusion out of supplier health and safety assessment, and SSIP's core philosophy is to enable effective cross-recognition between existing schemes.


Ardent Hire Solutions Limited abide by FORS regulatory standards. FORS is a funded, voluntary certification scheme aimed at ensuring that fleet operators work lawfully and to best practice by meeting the FORS standard. We have received the Silver awarded certification after an external audit carried out by TFL. Our continued goal to improve has led us to now work towards the Gold Certificate.

Supply chain sustainability school

Ardent Hire Solutions has gained Gold recognition from the Supply Chain Sustainability School. Launched in 2012, the School is a multi award winning initiative which represents a common approach to addressing sustainability within our supply chains. The Supply Chain Sustainability School was formed by Action Sustainability with the support of 7 founding partners led by Skanska and including Aggregate Industries, Kier, Lendlease, Morgan Sindall, Sir Robert McAlpine and Willmott Dixon. Formed in June 2012 the School is delivered by Action Sustainability with investment from CITB, UKCES and partner organisations.

UVDB Link-up - Utilities

Ardent Hire Solutions Limited is UVDB Link-up approved. UVDB Link-up is recognised as best practise in qualifying suppliers for the utilities industry, and is used extensively by buyer organisations to manage risk and comply with legislation.

Building Confidence

Ardent Hire Solutions Limited have achieved the standards set out for the Achilles Building Confidence Pre-Qualification audit for the construction industry. The Building Confidence accreditation means that all aspects of the standard Pre-Qualification procedure are addressed such as:- Quality of work Health and Safety Environmental considerations Financial solidity Equal opportunities employment


Ardent Hire Solutions Limited are proud to be fully RISQS qualified. RISQS, formerly known as Achilles Link-up, has been developed to provide a service for the qualification of suppliers for all products and services that are procured by the industry. RISQS supports Network Rail, LUL/Transport for London, passenger, light rail and freight train operators, rolling stock organisations, main infrastructure contractors and other rail products and services providers in the management of supply chain risk. RISQS is an independent, third party qualification assessment of a supplier's capability to supply products and services.

NHBC Approved

NHBC Accepts gives confidence to investors and lenders that a new system meets the NHBC Standards and is therefore technically sound. NHBC Accepts certification is a key part of a valuer's due diligence and provides confidence in the quality and longevity of the new homes being built

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)

For almost 100 years, RoSPA has been quietly working behind the scenes to change both legislation and attitudes surrounding accidents. From the compulsory wearing of seatbelts and the campaign to stop drink driving, to the Cycling Proficiency Test and to the more recent ban on handheld mobile phones behind the wheel, RoSPA has been instrumental in shaping our society for the better, preventing millions of deaths and serious injuries along the way.


The Construction Plant Hire Association membership comprises in excess of 1,400 companies, who jointly represent over 90% by turnover of all UK Construction Plant Hire. The CPA through its strong membership has a powerful voice within Industry and Government on all matters relating to construction and the hire of plant.


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