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What information do I need to fill in when registering on the Schedule of Suppliers?
Firstly you need to select 'Register' in the top-right hand corner of website. You will then need to provide the following information on the registration form:
Once you have clicked register you will be taken to a page called ‘My Profile’:
Select Schedule of Suppliers from the list on the left hand side of the page
You can then insert the following information
Business name, summary and description.
How many employees you have
Your business contact details and a contact name within your company
You will need to tick the NHSS Sector Schemes that you company is registered to and which certification body registers you
You can also tick which areas in the country you cover (there is a map to help you)
The final thing that you need to do is to upload a PDF of your current ISO certificates for the Sector Schemes you are registered for.
Now select Save and submit for approval.
This will then be sent to us and, as long as you have filled in your company details and provided the ISO certificates, we will publish your companies details on the Schedule of Suppliers.
How do I find a list of companies for a specific Sector Scheme on the Schedule of Suppliers?
Select the tick boxes next to the relevant Sector Schemes on the first page of the Schedule of Suppliers website and click on the box marked Search:
This will then provide you a list of companies that are registered for that Scheme. You can also search on multiple Schemes if you need a company that covers more than 1 area.
How do I find all the companies registered to a certification body on the Schedule of Suppliers?
Select 'More Options' at the bottom of the grey box on the Schedule of Suppliers website page. Select the tick box by the certification body that you require and click search. This will provide a list of all the companies accredited by a specific certification body. You can refine your search by selecting the Sector Scheme that you require and/or areas within the country that you require.
How do I find a Sector Schemes certification body?
Information on Certification Bodies accredited against sector scheme can be found on the UKAS website. To identify the certification bodies on the website:
Place the cursor onto 'about accreditation ' in the top menu bar
Move down to "Accredited Bodies" in the grey box' and left click on this to take you to the list of Accredited Bodies schedules
Move down to Certification Body Schedules and left click to take you to the list of certification schedules
Move cursor down past 'key abbreviations' to 'search within the schedules' - click on 'search UKAS''
Move cursor to "Certification Bodies" in the "Search Within" box and left click
Type in "highway Sector Scheme no XX" including the double inverted commons for example " "highway sector scheme no 19A"
This should then list the certification bodies who are accredited to a Scheme and their details can be found by clicking on the appropriate links.
Where can I get training linked to Sector Schemes?
Each Sector Scheme document provides information on the training that is required. Lantra provides training in support of the following Sector Shemes.
2A Supply and Installation of General Fencing
2B Supply and Installation of Vehicle Safety Fencing
2C Supply and Installation of Environmental Fencing
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
To find out more information on the training available from Lantra visit our highways and traffic management section.
How does my company get registered to a Sector Scheme?
Your company should engage a certification body that is accredited to assess against the requirements of a specific Sector Scheme document.
Where can I find out more information on what the Sector Schemes are?
The Highways Agency website provides information on the sector schemes.
Each Sector Scheme publishes a document. The latest versions of these documents can be found on the UKAS website.
To find the documents:
Go to the UKAS website
Under ‘Technical Information’ place cursor on ‘Publications & Technical Articles’ and click
Move slider halfway down page to box ‘Publication Area’
Select 4th item in box ‘Publications Relating to Certification Body Accreditation (Includes National Highways Sector Schemes Publications)
Move slider halfway down page to box ‘Sector Schemes for Quality Management in Highway Works’
Select the Sector Scheme you require
How much is a replacement Lantra Awards Certificate or Card?
Technical Awards: Certificate & Card £20.00 + VAT
National Highway Sector Schemes: Certificate: £22.00 + VAT
Card: £47.00 + VAT
VRQ: Certificate: £15.00 + VAT Game Meat ID Card £15.00 + VAT
Falconry: Certificate: £15.00 + VAT
My name is spelt wrong on my certificate or card.
Contact Lantra Awards firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange for you to receive an amended replacement. How long are Lantra Awards Certificates and Cards valid for? Technical Awards HSE recommend that refresher training is carried out every 3 to 5 years e.g. First Aid is currently 3 years. National Highway Sector Schemes require that identity cards are renewed every 5 years. NVQ/SVQ/VRQ qualification certificates are not renewed but may form part of another registration scheme which requires regular renewal.
What are the aims of the schemes?
The scheme aims to:
keep a record of workers in the fencing industry who have achieved a recognised level of competence
raise health and safety standards thus reduce risks and accidents throughout the industry
encourage fencing, construction, and all other related industries and their customers to use skilled workers
provide certification for UK workers that could be accepted throughout Europe through agreements with other European national schemes to mutually recognise qualifications
promote and include as appropriate National Highways Sector Schemes 2A, 2B and 2C
be available on a voluntary basis to fencing workers whose occupations are not covered by a certification scheme
ensure that workers have access to a recognised card scheme in order to be able to access employment
review and continually improve the skills and competencies of personnel employed in the fencing industry