Certification of suppliers is carried out by certification bodies, which in turn are accredited by the UKAS. Each body carries out certification activities for at least one individual NHSS scheme.
If your business supplies services covered by NHSS to Highways England, you must be registered under all the relevant schemes for that work.
This is a mandatory requirement under the SHW, unless the contract documents state otherwise.
If your business subcontracts the work, you do not have to be registered but any subcontractors you use must be. The SHW does not allow subcontractors to provide services under the umbrella of another registered supplier.
NHSS will be relevant to your business if it includes any of the following:
- main contractors and subcontractors who work on the motorway or trunk road network
- contractors or subcontractors that work on or beside roads, including those involved in landscaping work
- manufacturers, installers and repairers of products covered by a scheme
- highway designers and consultants
The schemes may also be relevant if your business is involved in the development of industrial, commercial, or private land or property, or carries out work on railways or inland waterways – especially if this is near a road, or adjacent to one.
HOW CAN ERYRI CONSULTING LIMITED HELP?
Eryri Consulting Limited are a professional ISO consultancy company based in North Wales. Our team are dedicated to supporting you and your business, no matter your size. We can help your organisation get certified and registered under the NHSS, which could be included with your ISO Audit.
If you have an existing ISO 9001:2015 Certification, we can integrate the requirements of the specific NHSS into your management system.