SHEA CCP: Course Content


The programme content and scheme specification has been developed in collaboration with employers and stakeholders in the UK gas industry.

The scheme consists of 9 modules – Modules 1-6 from SHEA Core and Modules 9, 10 and 11 specific to the UK gas industry. Individuals must successfully complete training and assessment for all 9 modules. SHEA Cross-Country Pipelines (CCP) can only be delivered by EUSR Approved Trainers.


Understanding our workplace responsibilities Underpinning legal frameworks, definitions and their application in the workplace setting, including the responsibilities for both the individual (as an employee) and the employer.
Understanding the effects of our work on the environmentKey environmental considerations in the workplace, and their impact as employees, on the sustainability of their environment.
Identifying and controlling risksHelps the individual 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.
Common hazards and controls in the workplaceDevelops the ability to both identify a range of common physical hazards and minimise their impact in the workplace, in line with CSCS requirements.
Occupational health hazardsExplains 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.
Responding to emergenciesDevelops 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.

Plus the following modules specific to Cross-Country Pipelines:

The cross-country environmentUnderstanding the role and importance of wayleaves and contracts in the operation and management of cross-country sites, as well as reinforcing the need for environmental protection of the land, and the management of archaeological finds and protected/invasive species of animal and plant life.
Cross-country pipeline hazards Specific hazards associated with a range of technical processes involved in the laying of cross-country pipelines. The module outlines the basic technical processes, addresses related hazards and protective measures needed.
Traffic ManagementThe purpose of a clear and comprehensive Traffic Management Plan for a pipeline construction site. It addresses typical pipeline site traffic management issues and looks at good practice in relation to site traffic safety.

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If you would like to get trained in this scheme, please see our list of training providers. If you would like to deliver this scheme, please see our guidance in the Approval and Delivery section.

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