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Safety Health and Environmental Awareness Power

Course Content

The programme content and scheme specification have been developed through consultation with the power industry. Programme material is produced and managed by Energy & Utility Skills on the industry's behalf. The content is reviewed periodically and consists of six core modules and two specific to the power industry. All individuals will need to complete all eight modules to receive the SHEA Power registration. The programme may only be delivered by trainers approved by Energy & Utility Skills.

The programme will be delivered through the context of the power industry.


Module 1

Power generation and distribution (Power specific module)


This module provides an awareness of how power is generated and distributed across the network through substations, overhead lines and underground cables and provides an introduction to network components and different voltages.

Module 2

Understanding our workplace responsibilities Responsibilities


This module aims to familiarise individuals with the underpinning legal frameworks, definitions and their application in the workplace setting, including the responsibilities for both the individual (as employee) and their employer.

Module 3

Understanding the effects of our work on the environment


This module aims to develop individuals' understanding of the key environmental considerations in the workplace, and their impact as employees, on the sustainability of their environment.

Module 4

Identifying and controlling risks


This module helps individuals to identify and control risks and hazards, and understand their role in preventing them through a range of positive and proactive health and safety behaviours.

Module 5

Common hazards in the workplace


This module develops the individual's ability to both identify a range of common physical hazards and minimise their impact in the workplace, in line with CSCS requirements.

Module 6

Occupational health hazards


This module aims to explain the meaning of the term 'occupational health' and develop the individual's understanding of a range of occupational health hazards and their requirements. It helps individuals identify, mitigate for and minimise occupational health hazards in the workplace.

Module 7

Power industry hazards (Power specific module)


This module aims to provide safety awareness of electricity systems and develop an individual's understanding of electrical safety rules, the purpose of authorisations and the hazards associated with electricity including shocks, burns, arcing and impressed voltage.

Module 8

Responding to emergencies


This module develops individuals' understanding of emergency response behaviours, the role of reporting, inspection and enforcement of health & safety in the workplace. It also develops an individual's understanding of the impact on employee and employer of both poor/improving health and safety in the workplace.