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Safety Health and Environmental Awareness (SHEA) POWER

EUSR Safety Passport course covering workplace safety and environmental law within the Power industry.


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Course Details

Product number: SHEA_POWER

To provide delegates with an appropriate level of knowledge, understanding and behavioural awareness with regards to power industry hazards, workplace safety procedures and power generation and distribution.

The Safety Health and Environmental Awareness (SHEA) suite of schemes have been developed in collaboration with industry to provide a uniform approach to health, safety and environmental awareness training across the utilities sector, in line with Health and Safety Executive guidelines. It is a passport scheme and does not indicate any level of technical competence or skilled expertise.

The Power programme content and scheme specification have been developed through consultation with the power industry.

The SHEA Power scheme comprises of eight modules. Six modules are ‘core’ modules and are relevant for all utility industries and support workplace practice in relation to health, safety and environmental law. Two modules provide content specific to the power industry.

  • Module 1 - 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
  • Module 2 - 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
  • Module 3 - 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
  • Module 4 - Common hazards 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
  • Module 5 - 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
  • Module 6 - 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 Power industry:

  • Module 7 - Power generation and distribution
    • Awareness of how power is generated and distributed across the network through substations, overhead lines and underground cables and provides an introduction to network components and different voltages
  • Module 8 - Power industry hazards
    • Develop an individual's safety awareness of electricity systems and an understanding of electrical safety rules, the purpose of authorisations and the hazards associated with electricity including shocks, burns, arcing and impressed voltage

Our SHEA Power scheme is designed for individuals who require access to operational sites within the power industry, both permanent and temporary, at all levels including operatives, supervisors and management.

The assessment for this course is multiple-choice examination. There is a small bank of questions at the end of each module which form the examination.

Delegates must complete all eight modules and pass the SHEA Power assessment to gain EUSR SHEA Power registration, valid for 3 years.

SHEA is a CSCS Partner scheme, meaning SHEA registration allows access to CSCS controlled sites for the purpose of utilities work. There is no additional requirement to conduct a touch-screen test or apply separately for a CSCS card, certification from the course will award the delegate with a CSCS certified card.

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