Highways – NHSS Sector 18

PGSD is a landscape contractor and BALI member, its customers are involved in the maintenance of Highways as Main Contractor; a number of the provisions contained within Sector 18 standards are normally supplied by the Customer  This document describes the quality management system requirements to be established by PGSD for providing landscape and environmental works and maintenance for highway schemes. The document interprets the requirements of British Standard BS EN ISO 9001:2008 and forms part of that standard. Works will include, but not be limited to the following primary categories:

• Arboricultural,

• Landscape Construction,

• Landscape Maintenance,

• Environmental works

• Application of Pesticides

• Amenity

 

The following secondary/sub-categories have been identified; however they may not all be

applicable within each of the above primary categories:

• weed control

• application of pesticides

• ground preparation

• grass seeding, wildflower seeding and turfing

• planting

• grass, bulbs and wildflower maintenance

• watering

• establishment maintenance for planting

• arboricultural work

• maintenance of established trees and shrubs

• litter picking

• mechanical tree and vegetation removal

• stone picking (in prep for turfing etc)

• rolling

• sub-soiling (for more effective water draining)

• invasive and protective species