Welcome to The Refined Bitumen Association Website

Founded in 1968, The Refined Bitumen Association is the consolidated voice of the UK bitumen supply industry. Its membership comprises the UK's major bitumen producers who, between them, supply nearly all of the country's bitumen.

As a consultative body, the RBA promotes the most effective use of bituminous materials within the construction industry, provides technical advice and information, and funds research into bituminous products.

The Association is involved in the development of industry policy on quality assurance and best practices relating to issues such as safety, storage and the handling of bitumen. The RBA is also involved in the development of specifications and test methods for bitumen as well as working with contractors and authorities on issues relating to the use and recycling of bituminous materials.

The Association liaises closely with the European Bitumen Association, Eurobitume and with a network of national bitumen associations, ARBIT in Germany and GPB in France , to promote the safe and efficient use of bitumen.

Latest Downloads

To view or download the latest RBA Toolbox Talks, please click on the links below or visit the Safety page:

Bitumen and occupational hazard

“Hazard” and “Risk” have very different meanings. See how they differ on the Health page.


The Guidance for Safe Bitumen Tank Management has been revised and updated – please visit the Safety page