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What is PAS91?

PAS91:2013+A1:2017 is a standard question set that buyers of your products or services may use to assess your business capability across a range of topics. The question set is designed to assist the buyer to determine if your business is capable of generally being compliant with relevant standards and legislation.



Why is this important?

The main aims of PAS91 are to reduce bureaucracy and prevent duplication. Buyers recognise that SafeContractor meets all the requirements of PAS91.






Everything you need to know about Alcumus SafeContractor

  • Over 450 organisations have chosen SafeContractor, as the UK's leading health and safety accreditation, to be their strategic technology partner. We verify the compliance of your contractors, making them available through our easy-to-use online portal. This provides vital insight into your supply chain, enabling you to effectively monitor, manage, and make informed decisions.

  • Every year we assess over 33,000 contractors so that you can easily source the right suppliers for your business.

  • This provides peace of mind by ensuring compliance with legislation, reducing the risk to your business with the knowledge that all contractors have adequate insurance and health and safety backing, and reduces the admin burden for your business, saving you time and money.

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PAS91 Topics Covered

Financial Information


Confirm the current financial status and stability of your organisation. You may be required to provide evidence to support your answers.


A Quality Management System (QMS) is how a company manages the interrelated parts of its business in order to meet the needs and expectations of its customers. A QMS manages weaknesses, threats and defects, and maximises strengths and opportunities.

Equality and Diversity

Equality and diversity legislation exists to ensure that people in employment are treated fairly in the workplace and are not discriminated based on any of the protected characteristics. Under the Equality Act 2010 if a person is treated less favourably due to any of the nine protected characteristics this can be classed as direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, harassment or victimisation in the field of employment. This section comprises of ten questions that confirm your current equality management arrangements.


Environmental management is important for all organisations as it includes the efficient use of resources and the reduction and disposal of wastes. It is applicable to any organisation regardless of size, type and nature, and applies to the environmental impact of its activities, products and services. Clients are increasingly looking at how their contractors environmental risk.

Data Protection

General Data protection Regulation (GDPR) / Data Protection policy ensures people can trust you to use their data fairly and responsibly. If you collect information about individuals for any reason other than your own personal, family or household purposes, you need to comply. Every organisation is different and there is no one size fits all answer.


This is not a mandatory requirement, however it will ask if you can provide two references from recent projects.

Anti-Bribery and Corruption

It is illegal to offer, promise, give, request, agree, receive or accept bribes. An anti-bribery policy can help protect your business. You should have an anti-bribery policy if there is a risk that someone who works for you or on your behalf might be exposed to bribery.

Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a way of using digital technology to work with others to improve the design, construction and maintenance of buildings. As part of the Government's Construction Strategy 2016-2020 all centrally funded government departments require BIM Level 2 for building projects. Therefore, if you tender for construction projects to these public bodies it is essential that you have capability to BIM Level 2. Many commercial clients are also now looking for this capability throughout their supply chain.

Modern Slavery

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) and Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Transparency in Supply Chains) Regulations 2015 (the “Regulations”) came into effect in 2015. Under Section 54 (2) (b) of the Act and under the Regulations, companies who supply goods and services and who have a turnover of £36 million or more must publish an annual statement on the measures being taken to eliminate modern slavery in their organisation and their supply chains.