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istock-000012613853xsmall.jpg The Utility Safety Health and  Environment Awareness portfolio  of schemes have been developed  in conjunction 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.

 

The water scheme is designed for all persons involved in the operational activities of the water industry who require access to sites, both permanent and temporary, including all levels of operatives, supervisors and management. A Utility SHEA (Water) card lasts for three years from the date of training.

Utility SHEA (Water) comprises of thirteen modules. The eight core modules are common to all utility industries and form the basis of health, safety and environmental law and practices. There are five modules that are specific to the water industry which cover a range of operations within the clean water network, the sewerage network and process operations. All trainees will complete the core modules, however dependent on job role, they may complete any combination of the Clean Water Network, Sewerage Network and Process modules. It is designed to provide on-site evidence that an individual has demonstrated an appropriate level of knowledge and awareness. It is a passport scheme and does not indicate any level of technical competence or skilled expertise.