Safety, Health & Environmental Awareness Schemes Overview

COVID-19 Update

With EUSR Registration ID cards being delivered to offices and many still closed there may be delays in cards getting to individuals. We encourage all employers and individuals to use EUSR, our online register ( to check SHEA registrations for the period of the pandemic.

If you have any queries or questions, please contact EUSR Support, Monday – Friday, 8.00am – 5.00pm, email or call us on 0121 745 1310. 

About SHEA

A SHEA EUSR registration gives confidence there is the required knowledge and understanding to work safely in an operational environment.  The training embeds best practice in health and safety and environmental awareness and supports the HSE’s essential principles for good health and safety performance.

Our SHEA schemes are developed in collaboration with employers and key stakeholders from across the industries in our sector, so the content is relevant – all helping to improve the safety of the workforce and reduce costs associated with injury, illness or accidents.

The industry specific content, sometimes called ‘contextualisation’, makes our SHEA schemes 100% relatable – it’s easier to understand the relevance to the day job – again supporting a safer workplace.

Quality Assurance

All Trainers delivering SHEA schemes must be approved by us and have appropriate and recent industry experience and competence – as well as training, assessment and health and safety qualifications.  Our ongoing quality assurance, through monitoring and audits, ensures high quality training, a positive learning experience with reliable and consistent learning outcomes.

EUSR Registration

Completing a SHEA training programme and assessment results in an EUSR registration, for three or five years depending on the SHEA scheme.

Registration on EUSR reduces duplication of training for individuals who work from more than one location – saving them, and their employers, time and money.

CSCS Partner Card

We are a recognised third-party awarding organisation with CITB, and our SHEA training and assessments are mapped to the standards for the CITB Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment – meaning all SHEA schemes have CSCS Partner Card status.

The CSCS Logo gives individuals access to CSCS controlled operational sites for utilities work.

The EUSR ID card carries the CSCS Logo which reduces the need for individuals to carry more than one card.

For SHEA to retain CSCS Partner Card status, our training programme and assessment must comply with their assessment requirements.  This includes making sure all SHEA assessment criteria are mapped to the CITB Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment.

It is also a mandatory requirement that all SHEA assessments are invigilated.  Invigilation mitigates the risk of identify fraud, cheating or collusion and helps maintain the integrity and value of a CSCS Partner Card and SHEA to employers.

Industry Specific

At the heart of each SHEA scheme sits ‘SHEA Core’ which is non-industry specific and includes the following modules:

Module 1           Understanding our workplace responsibilities

Module 2           Understanding the effects of our work on the environment

Module 3           Identifying and controlling risks

Module 4           Common hazards in the workplace

Module 5           Occupational health hazards

Module 6           Responding to emergencies


Contextualised to your Industry

Each scheme consists of core modules plus contextualised industry specific modules:

Scheme Industry Contextualised Modules
SHEA Gas Highway Working and Excavations, Pressure Regulating Installations, Safety in Premises
SHEA PowerPower Industry Hazards
SHEA Waste & Resource Management and SHEA SWITCHWaste Collection and Transfer
SHEA Cross-Country Pipelines (CCP) The Cross-Country Environment, Cross-Country Pipeline Hazards, Traffic Management
SHEA TelecommunicationsHighway Working and Excavations
SHEA WaterSewerage Network and Process Operations, Highway Working and Excavations
SHEA Drains and SewersHighway Working and Excavations, Drains and Sewers

SHEA Mapped

We know that some organisations carry out their own health and safety training, sometimes as part of an induction for new employees or maybe when an employee moves to a more operational role.  If this is the case, the content of these internal training programmes can be mapped to our SHEA standards, ‘SHEA Mapped’.

An individual successfully completing a SHEA Mapped training programme gains a SHEA registration on EUSR.


It is a mandatory requirement for SHEA Mapped training programmes to use SHEA assessments.

SHEA assessments and answers can be downloaded from our online registration system, QuartzWeb, up to 72 hours before the assessment date.

SHEA assessments are multiple choice and structured so that there is an assessment per module.  They can be taken one module at a time, or all together at the same time. An answer sheet can also be downloaded which you can photocopy as required.

Reminder: It is a specific condition for all CSCS Partner Card Schemes that assessments are invigilated. Invigilation of assessments will ensure the results are authentic and reliable, and mitigate the risk of identity fraud, cheating or collusion.

SHEA Additional

Where an individual already has a SHEA registration on EUSR and they require registration for another SHEA scheme they can sometimes undertake a reduced programme of training and assessment for the additional SHEA scheme; the modules in one SHEA scheme can ‘count’ or ‘be converted’ towards achievement of another SHEA scheme.

All SHEA schemes contain the same SHEA core content, SHEA Core, which means the current SHEA registration can be used as ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ (RPL).  This means no duplicate learning or assessment already covered.

Historically this was called ‘Conversion’ because some of the modules of the current SHEA registration is ‘converted’ into a new SHEA registration.

There are some rules for using RPL in SHEA – there must already be a current and valid SHEA EUSR registration in order to take the Additional SHEA modules towards a further SHEA registration.  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 a ‘addition’ will 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.

SHEA Additional was formerly known as ‘SHEA Conversion’, ‘SHEA reciprocity’ and ‘SHEA transition’.


SHEA Renewal

For the renewal of a SHEA EUSR registration, there are several routes:

DurationTraining Delivery & Assessment Method
Full DayFace to face in a classroom
Full DayRemote training delivery via an e-Classroom using virtual conferencing
Half Day*Face to face in a classroom
Half Day*Remote training delivery via an e-classroom using virtual conferencing
2-3 hours*e-Learning and e-Assessment

*currently excludes SHEA Waste & Resource Management, SHEA SWITCH and SHEA Cross-Country Pipelines

The half-day and e-Learning renewal routes to EUSR registration are not available for those without a current SHEA registration.

The renewal routes above are available for the following SHEA schemes: SHEA Core, SHEA Gas, SHEA Power, SHEA Telecommunications and SHEA Water.

Find Out More

Approved trainers delivering SHEA schemes can be found via our schemes search. If you are a trainer and would like to deliver a SHEA scheme, please see our guidance on delivering passport schemes.

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.