SHEA Waste and Resource Management: Course Content


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

The scheme consists of 8 modules – Modules 1-6 from SHEA Core and Modules 18 and 19 specific to the UK waste and resource management industry. Individuals must successfully complete training and assessment for all 8 modules. SHEA Waste and Resource Management 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 environment Key environmental considerations in the workplace, and their impact as employees, on the sustainability of their environment.
Identifying and controlling risks Helps 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 workplace Develops 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 hazards Explains 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 emergencies Develops 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 Waste industry:

Introduction to the waste sector Develops an overall awareness of the waste industry.
Waste collection and transfer Develops understanding of safe working practices and the risks associated with members of the public in terms of waste collection.

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.

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