The scope of the registration to NHSS 3B is for stocking and distribution activities for structural steel products and has been achieved in advance of the scheme being fully implemented by Highways England on 15 September 2018.
NHSSs have been developed as bespoke integrated management schemes within an ISO 9001 framework and are applicable to particular infrastructure related projects within the UK, as well as being mandatory for Highways England contracts.
Together with ISO 9001, NHSSs are designed to address a number of key quality aspects including, providing an industry benchmark, identifying risks and opportunities, ensuring that all processes are planned, providing a basis for continuous improvement, focusing on quality as an objective and reducing costs for clients and organisations.
AMDS General Manager Lee Knowles said, “AMDS has been supplying steelwork contractors working in the infrastructure sector for many years with a wide range of structural sections.
“We are very pleased to have gained accreditation to NHSS 3B, this quality achievement coupled with our integrated mill supply and access to rollings is a natural step for AMDS to support its customers in an important sector of UK construction.”