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Safety Health and Environmental Awareness Gas

Scheme Overview

The Safety Health and Environment Awareness portfolio of schemes have been developed in conjunction with industry to provide a uniform approach to health, safety and environmental awareness training across the utilities sector, in line with Health and Safety Executive guidelines.

The gas scheme is designed for all individuals involved in the operational activities of the gas industry who require access to sites, both permanent and temporary, including all levels of operatives, supervisors and management. A SHEA Gas card lasts for five years from the date of training.

SHEA Gas comprises of nine modules. The six core modules are common to all utility industries and form the basis of health, safety and environmental law and practices. A further three modules provide the gas industry specific content, all individuals will need to complete all nine modules to receive the SHEA Gas registration. It is designed to provide evidence that an individual has demonstrated an appropriate level of knowledge and awareness. It is a passport scheme and does not indicate any level of technical competence or skilled expertise.

How do I register on EUSR?

Registration is based on successful completion of a training programme and its associated assessment. Following training the Energy & Utility Skills approved trainer will apply to register the individual. EUSR cards are issued within 22 days of receipt of the necessary completed paperwork and payment. Individuals are issued with a cover note following training to confirm completion of the training and assessment while they wait for their card to be issued. The training session is expected to last for approximately one working day and comprises a trainer led presentation and assessment. Individuals 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 programme content and testing. A list of approved trainers and training providers is available here.


Where an individual has already achieved SHEA registration on EUSR and needs to achieve a registration against another SHEA scheme(s), then they may undertake a reduced programme of training and assessment which will enable them to 'convert' and add on an additional SHEA registration to their existing registration.

SHEA Conversion is open to individuals who would take a programme of conversion/make an additional registration for SHEA no later than 2 years from the date at which their initial SHEA achievement was registered on EUSR. Please note: the registration gained from the conversion route will expire 3 years (5 for SHEA Gas) after the initial programme.

For example; If you have previously completed SHEA Power 09/05/2018, then complete a SHEA Water conversion programme within the first 2 years after this date, you will have both registrations until 08/05/2021 (both registered for 3 years from the date of the original SHEA Scheme).

SHEA Conversion was formerly known as 'SHEA reciprocity' and 'SHEA transition'.

CSCS Affiliation

The SHEA Gas scheme is affiliated with the CSCS to allow gas industry workers access to construction 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.