Safety Health and Environmental Awareness SHEA Core
About the Scheme
Our Safety Health and Environmental Awareness (SHEA) suite of schemes have been developed in collaboration 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.
Our SHEA Core scheme is designed for individuals who require access to operational sites, both permanent and temporary, at all levels including operatives, supervisors and managers.
The SHEA Core scheme consists of 6 modules. These 6 SHEA Core modules are relevant for all utility industries and support workplace practice in relation to health, safety and environmental law. It is designed to provide evidence that an individual has demonstrated an appropriate level of knowledge, understanding and behavioural awareness. Individuals must successfully complete training and assessment for all 6 modules. This Scheme does not indicate any level of technical competence or skilled expertise.
Registration on EUSR
SHEA Core EUSR registration is valid for three years.
For the renewal of a SHEA EUSR registration, there are several routes:
|Duration||Training Delivery & Assessment Method|
|Full Day||Face to face training delivery in a classroom and paper-based assessment|
|Full Day||Remote training delivery via an e-Classroom and remote assessment or e-assessment|
|Half Day||Face to face training delivery in a classroom and paper-based assessment|
|Half Day||Remote training delivery via an e-classroom using and remote assessment or e-assessment|
|Half Day||eLearning delivery and e-assessment|
The half-day and e-Learning renewal routes to EUSR registration are not available for those without a current SHEA registration.
Where an individual already has a SHEA EUSR registration and wants a registration for an additional SHEA scheme, this can be done quite easily.
All SHEA schemes contain SHEA Core Modules 1-6, this means a current SHEA registration can be used as ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ (RPL) against the new SHEA scheme – there’s no duplicate learning or assessment because it has already been covered in the original SHEA.
Additional SHEA schemes are available for an individual, if the additional SHEA scheme is taken within two years of the registration date of the original SHEA scheme. The start date of the further SHEA registration will be backdated to the start date of the current SHEA; this is important as this aligns the timing of the SHEA Core renewal modules.
Registration gained from an ‘additional SHEA scheme ’ expire on the same date as the original SHEA scheme.
For example: If your EUSR registration for SHEA Power is dated 09/05/2021 and you use modules in this scheme to access reduced training and assessment for a SHEA Water registration, both registrations will expire on 08/05/2024.
Some organisations already carry out their own health and safety training, sometimes as part of an induction for new employees or when an employee moves to a more operational role. If this is the case, then this training can be mapped to our SHEA standards.
An individual successfully completing your own approved SHEA Mapped training programme is eligible for SHEA registration on EUSR. It is a mandatory requirement, for SHEA Mapped training programmes, that you use EUSR SHEA assessments and to deliver SHEA Mapped, you must be an EUSR approved provider.
SHEA Mapped is useful for employers as it stops duplication of training on similar Health and safety topics.
The SHEA Core scheme is partnered with CSCS to allow utility workers access to construction sites for purposes of utilities work, without the need for a separate CSCS card.
For further details please consult the CSCS Partner page.
CITB Short Course
Energy & Utility Skills is a recognised Third Party Organisation (TPO) for CITB and the UK construction industry. This scheme is recognised by CITB for short course duration funding purposes and can be offered by ATOs. To find out more about CITB short course duration grants, click here.
Find Out More
If you would like to get trained in this scheme, please see our list of training providers. If you are a trainer and would like to deliver this scheme, please see our guidance in the Approval and Delivery section.
If you have any queries relating to EUSR or the evidence requirements for any of our schemes or programmes, please contact:
EUSR Support (Monday – Friday, 8.00am – 5.00pm) E: email@example.com T: 0121 745 1310.