Take a look at our latest news for updates regarding COVID-19

The HEA are Hiring….

Are you looking for a new Challenge? Do you have experience and technical knowledge of the Highway Electrical Sector?

If you answered Yes to the above then you could be just what we are looking for.

We are currently looking for a Trainer / Auditor / NVQ Assessor to join our friendly team at the HEA.

As well as providing training, we also offer a competitive salary, a generous annual leave allowance and additional benefits.

Click on the link below to find out more information about the job role and how to apply.

Click here for the job description.

COVID-19 Update | February 24th 2021

Dear Colleagues,

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we are continuing to work from home in line with the latest government advise, with the team on a rota-basis visiting the office where necessary.

During this period, we want to assure you that all our staff will continue to work as normal, and are available to be contacted via email or telephone:

Head of Finance and Administration


Tel: 07957 367144

Office Manager – HERS system Co-Ordinator


Tel: 07704 311377

HERS Cards and HEA Training


Tel: 07526 204539

Approved Training and ECS Tests


Tel: 07526 204549

NVQ’s & EIS Audits


Tel: 07526 204547

New HERS organisation enquiries and Audits


Tel: 07526 204550

We will keep in touch as the situation develops. We also encourage members to look out for news via our LinkedIn page https://www.linkedin.com/company/1269649 and the HEA website https://thehea.org.uk/.

Yours sincerely

Graham Smith 
Chief Executive

COVID-19 Update | January 5th 2021 

Dear Colleagues

As I am sure you are all fully aware, the UK Government has introduced a national lockdown with no defined end date.

The HEA exists to support its members and HERS organisations as well as the industry at large. In accordance with government guidance and specific information for the construction sector the HEA, has made the decision to continue to support the industry in the delivery of safety critical training together with NVQ inductions and site assessments, ensuring that the very latest Covid secure requirements are in place. These requirements will be discussed with clients at time of booking activities to ensure all participants are fully aware and adhere to a Covid secure working environment. We expect these requirements to be provided to all attending employees to avoid any disappointment.

What you can do during the national lockdown You may leave the home to:

Meeting other people

The HEA will continue to monitor the latest government advice which as you are aware, can change daily.

We ask for your current and continued support and understanding at these difficult times.

Yours sincerely

Graham Smith 
Chief Executive

Established in 2011, the Highway Electrical Association (HEA) is a trade association with a history expanding over 65 years. The HEA was formed by the amalgamation of ASLEC (The Association of Signal, Lighting and other highway electrical contractors) and HEMSA (The Highway Electrical Manufacturers and Suppliers Association). The HEA is one of the largest and most influential bodies within the sector, representing over 100 organisations whose contract services range from street lighting and traffic signals to highway communications. In addition, the HEA represents HEA-HEMSA members who design, manufacture, assemble, supply and distribute equipment into the highway electrical sector.

The HEA’s main objectives are:

  • To be a professional member organisation relevant to the highway electrical sector.
  • To provide services that meet the needs of members and other stakeholders.
  • To facilitate and lead the development of qualifications and training.

Find out more about the HEA

Upcoming Events

28 OCT 2021
AGM and Conference -

Celtic Manor, Newport Wales
Find out more

7 APR 2022
Technical Papers and Dinner -

IET London: Savoy Place

HERS Handbook

The HERS Handbook details the requirements of the HERS scheme, it is intended to aid organisations who wish for their employees to be registered under the scheme.

HEA Training Booking Forms

HEA Training organises regular training courses, including those required for the NHSS8 scheme. Find booking forms for our available courses here.


Take a look at our careers page and find out what job opportunities are currently available in the highway electrical sector.

Schedule of Fees

Download the HEA Schedule of Fees including fees for HEA/HEA-HEMSA Membership, HERS, HESA and HEN advertising rates.
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