SHEA Water: Course Content


Overview

The programme content and scheme specification have been developed through consultation with the water 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 water industry. All individuals will need to complete all eight modules and pass the SHEA Water assessment to receive the SHEA Water registration. The programme may only be delivered by trainers approved by Energy & Utility Skills.

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


Modules

Understanding our workplace responsibilitiesUnderpinning 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 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 the Water industry:

Sewerage network and process operationsUnderstanding of the types of hazards associated with sewerage network and process operations environments.
Highway working and excavationsUnderstanding of the processes and procedures required to work in the highway; this includes both public and private environments and creating a safe working environment through safe systems of work. The individual will know what to do in the case of an emergency.

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 the EUSR Support team. We are available Monday – Friday, 8.00am – 5.00pm via email eusr@euskills.co.uk or tel: 0845 077 99 22.