The HEA - the Highway Electrical Association - is a new organisation with a big history (65 years in 2017). It was formed by the amalgamation of ASLEC, the Association of Signals, Lighting and other highway Electrical Contractors and HEMSA (the Highway Electrical Manufacturers and Suppliers Association) in 2011. It represents over 65 Members whose contracting activities range from street lighting, traffic signals and signs to highway communications and camera systems, and approximately 50 Members who manufacture, assemble, supply and distribute equipment into the Highway Electrical Sector as well as overseeing, designing, specifying and client organisations. This makes it one of the largest and most influential body in the sector. Membership of the HEA is open to any organisation operating in the highway electrical market.

HEA Objectives

The HEA's main objectives are:


  • To set the standards for work in the highway electrical sector and through auditing, to ensure that its members conform to these standards, including the Code of Conduct
  • To be at the forefront of competence and employee technical and safety training and to ensure that all member organisations and their employees are registered to the Highway Electrical Registration Scheme (HERS) where applicable
  • To represent the interests of its members including contact with government organisations and departments
  • To provide training and assessment services through its training arm - HEA Training

Membership of the HEA is open to any organisation with an interest in the highway electrical sector. In order to ensure that the high principles established by the HEA are maintained, each member must conform to our Code of Conduct.


For details of how to join the HEA click here