Redeveloped Safety Health & Environmental Awareness Schemes Sector

Redeveloped Safety, Health & Environmental Awareness Schemes for Sector launched

The entire suite of Safety, Health & Environmental Awareness (SHEA) one-day schemes has undergone a comprehensive update

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  • The entire suite of Safety, Health & Environmental Awareness schemes have now been redeveloped
  • The schemes are contextualised for the following industries: water, gas, power, cross country pipelines, waste and resource management and telecommunications
  • Successful completion of a SHEA scheme gives individuals a registration on the Energy & Utility Skills Register (EUSR) and access to CSCS-controlled sites to undertake utilities work

The entire suite of Safety, Health & Environmental Awareness (SHEA) one-day schemes has undergone a comprehensive update, which has incorporated reviews of the content, design, structure and assessment criteria. Over 400 trainers are already approved to deliver these courses.

The SHEA schemes have been developed in collaboration with over 30 sector employers and stakeholders. They are available across a wide range of industries and each course consists of contextualised core learning plus industry-specific content with multiple choice assessment for each module.

SHEA schemes are designed for all individuals involved in operational activities who require access to relevant sites, both permanent and temporary, including all levels of operatives, supervisors and management.

The schemes cover basic health, safety and environmental law and best practice when on-site. The SHEA schemes are CSCS affiliated and give individuals access to CSCS-controlled sites. Completion of a SHEA scheme will also result in a registration on EUSR, the Energy & Utility Skills Register.

The redeveloped schemes now also include new delivery support materials, tools and resources for trainers to enhance the learning experience and support a range of learning needs to improve the transference of knowledge back to the learners’ places of work. The newly updated schemes are receiving great feedback from trainers who have attended the briefings on the new course material.

Carole Bishop, Head of Registration Services at Energy & Utility Skills, said: “We are pleased to be receiving excellent feedback on our redeveloped SHEA schemes. We redeveloped these schemes not only to improve and enhance the already well regarded SHEA schemes, but to also improve the support we offer to those delivering the training – whether a provider, employer or trainer. It really is a root and branch redevelopment.

“Offering EUSR registration following completion of a SHEA scheme supports our on-going commitment to working with our members and sector employers in recruitment and training in health and safety.”

Read more on all Energy & Utility Skills schemes here.