- How does my company get registered to a National Highways Sector Scheme (NHSS) to be listed on the Schedule of Suppliers?
Your company will need to be certified and registered under the NHSS, you must pass an assessment carried out by a Certification Body. UKAS accredits Certification Bodies to the Conformity Assessment Standard ISO 17021-1 for the National Highways Sector Schemes and the registration of CV clients on the schedule of suppliers is a requirement of the Schemes Committees (owners) as described in NHSS0 Part 4 and in the individual scheme documents. You will need to download the NHSS Document for the scheme you wish to be registered for and then engage a certification body that is accredited to assess against the requirements of that specific Sector Scheme document. For steps involved in getting certified under one of more National Highway Sector Schemes visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-highway-sector-schemes-certification-for-contractors-and-subcontractors . If you already have an ISO9001 certificate without the NHSS shown it may be possible to gain NHSS certification as an extension. You should discuss this with your Certification Body.
- Where can I find the National Highway Sector Schemes Documents?
The current versions of each National Highway Sector Scheme Document can be found in the UKAS Publications including Technical Bulletins at https://www.ukas.com
- How do I find a Certification Body?
Information on Certification Bodies accredited against NHSS can be found on the UKAS website https://www.ukas.com/search-accredited-organisations/ . Please discuss your requirements with the certification body as they may not be able to accredit all schemes.
- How to I register my company to the Schedule of Suppliers?
Once you have gained accreditation complying with the requirements of ISO9001:(current) and the National Highways Sector Scheme(s) your Certification Body will issue your certificate(s) to you. You can then Register as a supplier on this website.
You must add your company’s details to the online Schedule of Suppliers and upload your certificate(s) to register. This is the national database of approved contractors for the highways industry. The Schedule is used by highway authorities to check that a company is certified. Many contracting organisations use it to find potential suppliers to invite to tender for projects.
Please note: By registering on the website, you are confirming that you are approved for one or more Sector Scheme(s) and you will be responsible for ensuring information is correct. It is the responsibility of individual companies to enter their own details and maintain this information on an ongoing basis. Lantra will not accept liability for inaccurate information.
Please see the supplier user guide on the NHSS Schedule of Suppliers home page for assistance with registering to the website.
- How much will it cost me to register on the Schedule of Suppliers?
You can currently choose a standard entry which is free of charge. This will list your company name, website address and the NHSS you have been approved for. By clicking on the red NHSS number a copy of the appropriate certificate will be displayed. The standard entry records are displayed in black on the search results.
Alternatively you can opt for a Premium Listing displayed as green on the search results. This listing offers an enhanced entry as potential clients can view your supplier's detailed company profile, your logo, all certificates, contact details, website etc. through the view page function. This information can also be accessed when your location pin on the map of suppliers is selected. To choose this option please click on the payment tab of your account when you are logged in. There is a nominal charge of £50.00 + vat due annually. You will be sent reminder when your account is due for renewal.
- How long will my record be displayed on the website?
Your company record will be displayed on the website until the expiry date of the NHSS ISO9001(current)+ NHSS certificate or, for NHSS8 only, until the expiry date of your HERS certificate. Once any of these certificates expire your listing will cease to appear on the website. You will be notified by email when any certificates are nearing their expiry date. You can maintain your record by uploading current certificates supporting your listing along with other appropriate certificates by logging into your account at any time. Lantra will not accept liability for inaccurate information.
7. How are the search results listed?
One search criteria selected– all those suppliers meeting the selected criteria till be shown.
Multiple search criteria selected– those suppliers meeting all the selected criteria only will be shown.
Each Sector Scheme Document provides information on the training that is required. Lantra provides training in support of the following Sector Schemes
10B Permanent Vehicle Restraint Systems incorporating NHSS2B and NHSS5B
12A/B Static Traffic Management on HS Dual Carriageways
12C Mobile Lane Closures on Dual Carriageways
12D Installation, Maintenance and Removal of temporary traffic management on Rural and Urban Roads
- My Company does not appear on the website – why?
Please check first whether your certification has expired and needs to be replaced. This can be done by logging into your account and checking on the certification expiry dates. Please upload current certification when appropriate. You can contact the Schedule of Supplier team for assistance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that there will be a short delay before changes you make to your record appear on the website as amendments and certification haveto be reviewed by the team to ensure it meets the scheme requirements before it is published.
- Can I advertise on this website?
Yes. Please email us at email@example.com to discuss your requirements.
- What logos can I use?
You will need to contact your Certification Body regarding the supply and the use of the NHSS logo.
The Lantra Logo eg 'Lantra approved' should not be used by those companies who are registered solely on the Schedule of Suppliers. Lantra manages the Schedule of Suppliers website and does not 'approve' these suppliers. These logos are issued to Lantra approved Training Instructors and Lantra approved Training Providers ie those who deliver Lantra training. Please report any perceived misuse to firstname.lastname@example.org.
12. There are two user guides available to assist you with this site
A Supplier user guide – for suppliers registering or registered to the Schedule of Suppliers listing
Public user guide – for assistance to those who wish to search the Schedule of Suppliers listing