Water and Environmental

Award at Institute of Water Conference

   11 October 2021         News

The UK’s leading accredited provider of Compliance, Technical and Safety training has won the prestigious ‘Training Organisation of the Year’ award at the esteemed Institute of Water President’s Dinner and Awards.

The event was held at Boathouse 7 in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard and was packed to the gunnels for the event. The 2021 Annual Conference and Awards, shines a spotlight on successful collaboration in the sector and showcases the very best people, projects, and processes that the sector has to offer.

Phil Beach, CBE, Chief Executive of Energy & Utility Skills presented the awards for Skills and Training, Phil said:

“I am delighted to have presented the Energy & Utility Skills Awards at this year’s event, recognising those companies and individuals who value their people highly and ensure skills and diversity remain an important focus.

Their achievements promote a resilient, skilled, diverse, and sustainable workforce and encourage better long-term outcomes for their organisation, the sector and wider society. Congratulations to all this year’s winners.”

Develop have been instrumental in a training revolution within the water sector

The award win demonstrates how Develop have been instrumental in a training revolution within sector, especially important during the pandemic. With the launch of the first truly blended training course of its kind in the sector, Develop have worked closely with companies from all areas of the utility sector to ensure courses are developed to fit market needs and demands both now and in the future.

National recognition

Following the win, Managing Director of Develop Training John Kerr said “To have received national recognition at such renowned awards for our training is overwhelming for the whole team. They all work tirelessly to create solutions that exceed our clients’ expectations, and this accolade is testament to them all.”

He added “We would also like to thank Energy & Utility Skills and The Institute of Water for the award and for all the work they do for the sector”.

Institute of Water - Presidents dinner
Left to right: Bob Taylor, President of the Institute of Water and CEO Portsmouth Water presenting the award for Water Industry Training Organisation of the Year to John Kerr, Managing Director, Develop Training.

New drains and sewers training

   29 April 2021         News

Developed by Energy & Utility Skills in partnership with the National Association of Drainage Contractors (NADC), the new Safety Health and Environmental Awareness (SHEA) Drains and Sewers training programme is designed for anyone in the drainage sector from front line operators through to supervisors and managers.

SHEA Drains & Sewers

This scheme represents an important landmark in the development of drainage contracting as a professionally trained, managed and delivered service and will also be adopted as a compulsory qualification for all NADC members in due course.

As with all schemes in Energy & Utility Skills’ SHEA portfolio, the new SHEA Drains and Sewers scheme is partnered with CSCS, giving the cardholder access to operational sites.

Compliments existing SHEA training

The new training programme complements the existing SHEA schemes already in place for water, power, gas, waste and resource management, telecommunications and cross-country pipelines, making a complete set for the utilities sector.

EUSR registration reduces duplication of training

Registration on EUSR reduces duplication of training for individuals working across multiple sites, saving them and their employers time and money. It is also quick and easy to become registered for any of the other SHEA schemes as the core content is the same and it just requires training on the additional industry contextualised module.

Further information is available here.

Available as in-classroom or virtual course

Develop Training offer the SHEA Drains & Sewers training programme either as an in-classroom training course, delivered at one of our UK-wide centres, or as a virtual classroom course delivered via Zoom/Teams.

About the SHEA Drains & Sewers Scheme

The SHEA Drains and Sewers 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 the drainage and sewerage industry specific content.  It is designed to provide evidence that an individual has demonstrated an appropriate level of knowledge, understanding and behavioural awareness.

Individuals must complete all eight modules and pass the SHEA Drains and Sewers assessment to gain EUSR SHEA Drains and Sewers registration.

It is an Energy & Utility Skills Passport scheme and does not indicate any level of technical competence or skilled expertise.

EUSR registration for SHEA Drains and Sewers is for three years from the date of assessment.

Professional accreditations

NICEIC approped assessment centre
CABWI Awarding Body
City & Guilds
Energy & Utility Skills
ILM Approved Centre
Lloyds ISO 9001:2015
Achilles UVDB
Water Jetting Association