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Cross Country Pipelines Health and Safety Passport

Scheme Overview

The SpreadThe Cross Country Pipelines Health, Safety and Environment (CCPHSE) awareness passport scheme has been developed in conjunction with the pipeline industry in order to provide a uniform approach to health, safety and environmental awareness training across the UK, in line with Health and Safety Executive guidelines. It is a passport scheme and does not indicate any level of technical competence or skilled expertise.

The scheme is designed for all persons involved in the construction activities of the large diameter cross country pipelines, who require access to sites, both permanent and temporary, including all levels of operatives, supervisors and management. The scheme recognises the need to ensure that both skilled and locally recruited unskilled labour operate to the same high standards of health and safety across the site. A CCPHSE card lasts for three years from the date of training.

The CCPHSE scheme comprises 11 modules. All these modules must be completed by all trainees. It is designed to provide on-site evidence that an individual has demonstrated an appropriate level of health & safety knowledge and awareness.



Individuals who have recently completed a CCPHSE course are able to transition across to other SHEA schemes including CCPHSE, by completing a shorter course which contextualises the content from the initial course. This transition route is available to any individuals with a valid 'Eligible for SHEA reciprocity' endorsement on the website register search. For further information, please see the reciprocity page.

Please note: the registration gained from the transition route will expire 3 years (5 for SHEA Gas) after the initial course.

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How do I get an EUSR Card?

Registration is based on successful completion of a training course. Upon successful completion a cover note will be issued by the trainer. Once the necessary paperwork and payment have been received, trainees will be registered on the EUSR and the relevant CCPHSE card will be issued within 10 days. The training session is expected to last for approximately one working day and comprises a trainer lead presentation and assessment. Trainees will be called upon to share their experiences and thoughts throughout to build on the course material.

Training is delivered through a network of trainers who have been trained and approved by Energy & Utility Skills. All trainers deliver the same course content and testing. A list of approved trainers and training providers is available here.


CSCS Affiliation

The Cross Country Pipelines Health, Safety & Environmental (CCPHSE) awareness scheme is affiliated with the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) to allow utility workers access to CSCS controlled sites for purposes of utilities work without the need to complete a separate CSCS card.
For further details please consult the CSCS Affiliation page here.