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SCCS achieves highways accreditation

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Following a UKAS assessment, the Steel Construction Certification Scheme (SCCS) has successfully become the first Certification Body to become accredited to audit National Highways Sector Scheme 3B – Stocking and distribution activities for structural steel products.

From 15 September 2018, National Highways Sector Scheme 3B will be a mandatory requirement for all companies involved in the stocking and distribution of structural steel products for all Highways England projects, as well as other public bodies adopting the Highways England Series 1800 specification for structural steelwork.

For projects that start before 15 September 2018 and finish after this date it is anticipated that NHSS3B will be a requirement.

SCCS is pleased to announce that Kloekner Metals UK is the first company to achieve certification to this National Highways Sector Scheme.

Barrie Salter, Business Development & Marketing Director at Kloeckner Metals UK, said: “We are extremely excited to be the first company certified with NHSS3B by SCCS. This new certification follows in the footstep of our recently awarded certificates for ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015.

“It furthermore demonstrates that at Kloeckner we have in place robust quality management processes to supply steel products specifically for suppliers / contractors of Highways England.”

The SCCS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Constructional Steelwork Association. It was established in the early 1980s to provide a Quality Management Systems certification service for steelwork contracting organisations.

SCCS now offers additional certification and monitoring services for the structural steelwork sector, including integrated or separate Environmental and Health & Safety management systems, Factory Production Control systems and selected National Highways Sector Schemes.

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