National Highway Sector Schemes

National Highway Sector Schemes

What is it?

National Highway Sector Schemes are quality managements systems which allow businesses to conduct work on the UK road network. They are an extension to ISO 9001 quality systems and can be easily integrated into existing ISO 9001 systems.

There currently 20 Sector Schemes covering a wide range of activities from road surfacing, fencing, road barriers, road markings and lighting to name but a few.

It is a mandatory requirement for any business wishing to conduct work on UK roads to comply with these standards.

What are the benefits?

  • There any many benefits to implementing NHSS including:
  • Ensuring Compliance with legislation to be able to work on UK roads
  • Increase in work as many competitors may not have NHSS certification
  • Increase customer satisfaction
  • Make your service more desirable to larger clients
  • Ensure you are meeting best practice standards
  • Increase productivity and profitability

How Guthrie & Craig can assist you

Guthrie & Craig can help you every step of the way from setting up new procedures, right through to certification and assistance beyond. Our Guthrie & Craig consultants are all certified and have a wealth of knowledge and experience to assist you and help you grow.

We can provide:

  • Initial Gap Analysis to identify deficiencies and identify the quickest path to certification
  • Creation and Implementation of specifically tailored procedures
  • Ongoing maintenance and support with running of your management systems
  • Risk Assessments
  • Creation of policies and documents
  • Internal Audits
  • Provision of training and awareness courses
  • Keep you up to date with all Current Legislation and Regulations

How Guthrie & Craig Can Assist You...


Initial Review of your Current Systems and Processes. Determine internal and external issues and requirements of Interested Parties that could effect the Management System. Support with development of Objectives and planning actions to address Risks and Opportunities.


Development or update of Individual or Integrated Management System incorporating Company Processes, and Supporting Documentation. All System Documentation Prepared and Submitted for Client Approval.


On-site Support including coaching on New Systems. ISO Awareness Training including new Annex SL Clause Structuring and Enhanced Leadership Requirements.


Internal Audit of Systems and Support with Management Reviews.


External UKAS Assessment (conducted by an Independent Assessing Body). G&C can be in attendance if required to support you through the Assessment.


On-going Support / Maintenance including carrying out Internal Audits and updates to systems.

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