Highways England NHSS 19A Training Administrator

Training Administrator Role

The Institute of Corrosion is the official Training Administrator for Highways England Sector Scheme 19A. The role of the Training Administrator is to review and approve training schemes that enable people to be trained and certificated in coating application and coating inspection. Where Sector Scheme 19A applies, this means that the work associated with the application of protective coatings to steelwork in transportation structures is undertaken and inspected by properly trained and competent personnel. In turn this contributes to ensuring the long life of any coating applied to protect structures from corrosion.

The establishment of a Training Administrator for the scheme introduces the possibility that in the future other applicator training schemes will be available to contractors looking to get their personnel trained to meet the Sector Scheme’s requirements. This will introduce more choice and potential efficiencies where contractors are currently driven to adopt different training schemes to meet differing client requirements.

Skills cards issued by training schemes approved and registered by the Training Scheme provider bear the NHSS 19A logo demonstrating that the training meets the Sector Scheme’s requirements.

Agents responsible for overseeing the application of coatings to transportation infrastructure where NHSS 19A applies need to continue to check people have the correct skills cards, but be aware that there may well be a number of acceptable cards going forwards.