NHSS8-HERS Handbook, Training Specification

Procedure to upload a combined Card Application form / Authorisation Certificate and photo for ECS HERS Cards. Dec 2014 issue includes requirement that files MUST be uploaded as Word 97-2003 files and not as Word .docx files otherwise they cannot be edited in the future  

Guidance on how to deal with actions arising from HERS Audits and how to update this on the eportfolio system

HERS Handbook Appendix 3 form - for registering an Organisation to HERS

This document details the requirements for the registration of organisations and the registration of employees who have been assessed by their employing Organisation as Authorised Persons and the consequential issue, following registration of the employee, with an ECS HERS Card.

This scheme specifically meets the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 version of National Highway Sector Scheme 8 (NHSS 8) and is for organisations who wish their employees to be registered for the range of occupations relating to NHSS 8.

Highway Electrical Training Specification for the Installation and Maintenance of Highway Electrical Works. Meeting the requirements of National Highways Sector Scheme 8 (NHSS 8); the Highway Electrical Registration Scheme (HERS); the Knowledge Requirements of the relevant units of CBQ Levels 2 and 3 for the Highway Electrical Sector.

This Sector Scheme Document (SSD) relates to the quality management system requirements for the overseeing and / or installation and / or maintenance of Highway Electrical equipment and supporting works. It sets out to identify common particular requirements / particular applications of ISO 9001:2015 for Organizations and Certification Bodies engaged in the sector and the minimum qualifications that an assessor/auditor requires.


The document shall be read in conjunction with ISO 9001:2015.