NATIONAL HIGHWAYS SECTOR SCHEME
What is the National Highways Sector Scheme? (NHSS)
The Highways Agency has developed a National Highways Agency Sector Schemes (NHSS) to apply the Quality Management Standard ISO 9001 to the various activities associated with the highways industry.
The Sector Schemes requires that companies have stringent controls in place to ensure that the work is carried out safely and in accordance with client requirements.
This is because they recognise that working alongside the highways can be a hazardous working environment.
How we can help
Penarth has assisted many companies implement quality systems that meet the requirements of the national highways sector scheme. Get in contact to find out how we can help!
The NHSS is designed to:
Provide an industry benchmark
Ensure that all processes are planned
Provide a basis for continuous improvement
Focus on quality as an objective
Reduce overall costs for the client and supplier
Provide and maintain a properly trained and competent workforce
Involve all sides of the industry in scheme ownership within a partnership framework
Ensure that Certification Bodies use auditors with technical knowledge and experience of the sector concerned
Promote confidence in quality management systems by provision of a robust, transparent system
Penarth has assisted with:
Scheme 2A: The design, supply, installation and repair of fences for infrastructure works
Scheme 4: Preservative treatment of timber
Scheme 7: The application of road marking materials & road studs to paved surfaces
Scheme 12A / 12B: Static temporary traffic management on motorways and high speed dual carriageways (including on-line widening schemes)
Scheme 12C: Mobile lane closure traffic management on motorways and other dual carriageways
Scheme 12D: Installing, maintaining and removing temporary traffic management on rural and urban roads
Scheme 16: Sector scheme for the laying of asphalt mixes
Scheme 16: Particular requirements for the application of iso 9001:2015 for quality management of the laying of asphalt mixes
Scheme 18: The natural environment and landscape including ecology for infrastructure
"We have found it extremely beneficial to have an accredited Quality Management System, which includes the requirements of National Highways Sector Schemes 12A/B. Sector Scheme accreditation has helped open up additional possibilities for work."
- Conemasters Limited