Passport Schemes

What are Passport Schemes?

Our Passport schemes are entry-level training programmes developed in collaboration with employers across a number of industries in the energy and utilities sector.

National Water Hygiene

This scheme covers topics such as health & hygiene awareness and contamination risks when working on clean water sites, water treatment or transient works on the water network. Registration on this scheme is a requirement for access to operational and restricted sites. The EUSR card issued for this scheme is sometimes referred to as the ‘Blue Card’.

Safety, Health and Environmental Awareness (SHEA)

These schemes are available across a number of industries – Core, GasPowerWaterWaste and Resource ManagementTelecommunications, Cross-Country Pipelines (CCP) and Drains and Sewers. In Scotland, we also have SHEA SWITCH which has been developed in conjunction with Scottish Waste Industry Training, Competence, Health & Safety.  All SHEA schemes share a common core of modules plus additional industry specific modules; they include topics such as basic health, safety and environmental law and best practice when working on operational sites.  Our SHEA schemes are all CSCS Partner schemes, meaning SHEA registration allows access to CSCS controlled sites for utilities work.

Basic Electrical Safety Competence for Access Movement & Egress (BESC: AME)

This scheme includes topics such as entry and exit from electricity transmission and distribution work sites in a safe and controlled manner; there are three EUSR registration categories: Substations, Overhead Lines and Underground Cables.

Safe Control of Operations (GB)

This scheme is for all individuals involved in operational activities on gas networks and who are, or will become, named Competent Persons or Authorising Engineers for both Permits to Work and Forms of Authority and, where appropriate, Routine and/or Non Routine Operations.

Find Out More

If you would like to get trained in a Passport scheme, please see our schemes search. If you are a trainer and would like to deliver an Energy & Utility Skills Passport scheme, please see our guidance for getting approved.

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 or tel: 0121 745 1310.