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.

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