NHSS3B will apply to steel manufacturers, steel traders and steel stockholders that stock and distribute structural steel products and supply them for Highways England projects.
In relation to BS EN ISO 9001:2015, NHSS3B describes the quality management system for the stocking and distribution of structural steel products. It also includes the legal obligations placed on importers and distributors of structural steel products by the Construction Products Regulation as the vast majority of these products are covered by harmonised standards.
The sector scheme will be included in Highways England’s 1800 series specification and will become a mandatory requirement for companies supplying steel products to Highways England projects from 15 September 2018. Before this date the scheme is voluntary.
Copies of NHSS3B can be downloaded from the UKAS website at: www.ukas.com/technical-services/publications/publications-relating-to-certification-body-accreditation-3/