NHSS & Highway Maintenance

Sector Schemes are quality management schemes that have been developed in partnership with the highway industry to interpret ISO9001:2015 standards. They are managed by National Highways Sector Schemes committees comprising industry representatives (including the Highways England) that articulate the following in Sector Schemes documents:

  • Scope, definitions, certification of registration and quality system requirements for companies working in their chosen sector
  • Model requirements for quality plans and reference material applicable to each scheme
  • Training and health and safety requirements for operatives
  • Sample of in-house register, which must be maintained by companies to show their designated operatives
  • Guidelines for inspection
  • List of certification bodies accredited to the sector that is qualified to audit companies
  • Details of the role of certification bodies and auditor qualifications
  • Guidelines and requirements for new entrants wishing to work in the sector.


Each National Highway Sector Scheme committee meets two or three times a year. Training sub-committees report to each Sector Scheme committee and ensure all training materials meets current working practices. A liaison committee oversees the Sector Scheme committees to ensure they operate to a common standard.

Our Sector Schemes centres deliver industry-standard training courses and help keep our highways moving. At Lantra Awards quality is very important to us and we pride ourselves on both the quality of our providers and the quality of our training courses.

If you would like to join Lantra Awards and find out more about Sector Schemes, please email the NHSS and Highways Team.

Benefits of becoming a Sector Schemes Provider

As a Lantra Awards approved Sector Schemes Centre, you will:

  • Be able to offer training that supports Sector Schemes
  • Receive outstanding support and service with a much needed personal touch
  • Be updated regularly with industry news, legislation changes and other information


Sector Schemes on Offer

Our Sector Schemes are underpinned by Sector Scheme 0 (Part 1 and Part 2).

  • Scheme 2A – General Fencing
  • Scheme 2C – Environmental Barriers (structural)
  • Scheme 5A – Manufacture of Parapets
  • Scheme 10B - Permanent Vehicle Restraint Systems incorporating NHSS2B & NHSS5B
  • Scheme 12A/B – Static Temporary Traffic Management on Motorways and other Dual Carriageways
  • Scheme 12C – Mobile Lane Closure Traffic Management on Motorways and other Dual Carriageways
  • Scheme 12D – Temporary Traffic Management on Rural and Urban Roads


Get Started!

Explore our Training Provider Approval Section.  To view our National Highways Sector Schemes Training Provider Guidance Document please download the pdf at the foot of this page.

If you are interested in working with us, simply call us now on 02476 696996 and speak to our Sector Schemes sales team who will be happy to help.