Highways Sector Scheme 12D

National Highways Sector Schemes are quality management schemes designed to ensure that the installation of traffic management is undertaken to industry and nationally recognised standards. They ensure you have a properly trained and competent workforce.

Sector Scheme 12D is designed for those Installing, Maintaining and Removing Temporary Traffic Management on Rural and Urban Roads.

Who is the training suitable for?

The scheme provides training for, and assessment of, competence required to work on or near rural or urban roads. This can include construction workers, fence installers, traffic management operatives, and highway inspectors.  It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the competency of their employees and that their skills and knowledge are maintained.

Why is Sector Scheme 12D training required?

It is intended that highway authorities that use the Specification for Highway Works (SHW) as the basic document for procuring highways work will require compliance with ISO 9001:2008 and the Sector Scheme 12D Document. It is recommended that other Highway Authorities should adopt the scheme as a standard requirement.

National Highway Sector Schemes are mandatory for Highway Agency contracts and existing suppliers should demonstrate compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 and the sector scheme document as part of their continuous improvement within their ISO 9001:2008 registration.

It is recommended that Clients/Highway Authorities acknowledge the requirements of Sector Scheme 12D as a contract requirement.

It is necessary for Clients/Highway Authorities to ensure that all those involved in temporary traffic management operations are appropriately trained and skilled, whether or not they are directly employed. The modular training scheme is designed to cater for the various alternative situations, ranging from the employment of a lone worker cutting hedges to a traffic management contractor for a major highway contract.