National highway sector schemes

National highway sector schemes

Trusted quality management for the UK road network

Trusted quality management for the UK road network

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National highway sector schemes
National highway sector schemes
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What are the National Highway Sector Schemes (NHSS)?

The National Highway Sector Schemes (NHSS) are put in place to ensure organizations working on roads have a trained and competent workforce. By meeting an industry benchmark, organizations can demonstrate that all their processes are planned and meet continually improving standards.

They are based on a similar framework to on the world’s most popular management system standard ISO 9001 with some additional requirements for highways.

If your organization provides services to Highways England under the Specification for Highways works then you must be certified through a UKAS accredited Certification Body. BSI has the experience and expertise to enable you to achieve this.

There are numerous schemes that fall under the NHSS however they come under four main categories:

  • Road surfacing and marking
  • Fencing, landscaping and vehicle safety restraints
  • Traffic management
  • Lighting, electronics and corrosion protection


Why choose BSI for National Highways Sector Schemes (NHSS)?

Our knowledge of NHSS is second-to-none and as the organization that shaped for the forerunner to ISO 9001, the foundation of Highway Sector Schemes, our experience in certification is unrivaled.


We offer certification for an extensive range of National Highways sector schemes including:

  • Highway Sector Scheme No 2A - Design and/or Supply, Installation and Repair of Fences Highway Sector Scheme No 2A
  •  Highway Sector Scheme No 2B - Supply, Installation and Repair of Vehicle Restraint Systems
  • Highway Sector Scheme No 2C - Design, Supply, Installation and Repair of Environmental Barriers (Structural) 
  • Highway Sector Scheme No 5A - Manufacture of Parapets for Road Restraint Systems 
  • Highway Sector Scheme No 5B - Installation of Parapets for Road Restraint Systems 
  • Highway Sector Scheme No 6 - Manufacture and Verification of Minor Structures
  • Highway Sector Scheme No 7 - Application of Road Marking Materials and Road Studs to Road Surfaces
  • Highway Sector Scheme No 8 - The Overseeing and / or Installation and / or Maintenance of Highway Electrical equipment and supporting works 
  • NHSS2B and NHSS5B - Permanent Vehicle Restraint Systems Incorporating
  • Highway Sector Scheme No 12A & 12B - Static Temporary Traffic Management on Motorways and High Speed Dual Carriageways Including On Line Widening Schemes
  • Highway Sector Scheme No 12C - Mobile Lane Closure Traffic Management on Motorways and Other Dual Carriageways
  • Highway Sector Scheme No 12D - Installing, Maintaining and Removing Temporary Traffic Management on Rural and Urban Roads
  • Highway Sector Scheme No 13 - The supply and application of surface treatments to road surfaces 
  • Highway Sector Scheme No 16 - Laying of Asphalt Mixes 
  • Highway Sector Scheme No 18 - The Natural Environment and Landscape including Ecology
  • Highway Sector Scheme No 19A - Corrosion protection of ferrous materials by industrial coatings
  • Highway Sector Scheme No 20 - The execution of steelwork in transportation infrastructure assets
  • Highway Sector Scheme No 22 - The Management, Operation, Installation and Maintenance of Road Tunnels
  • Highway Sector Scheme No 23 - Small Scale Pavement Repairs 
  • Highway Sector Scheme No 30 - Installation, Maintenance and Repair of Modular Paving 

To find out more, speak to our team and call +44 345 0765 606 or email and we will be happy to help.