Energy and Utility Skills - SHEA (waste mangement)

SAFETY, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS (WASTE MANAGEMENT)

Scheme Overview:

Energy & Utility Skills (EU skills) has worked with its industries to develop a portfolio of utility safety, health and environment awareness schemes, in line with Health and Safety Executive guidelines.

Safety Health and Environmental Awareness (SHEA) (waste management) Scheme has been developed by Energy & Utility Skills (EU Skills) in conjunction with industry employers in order to provide a uniform approach to health, safety and environmental awareness training across the utilities sector.

Affiliation with construction skills certification scheme (CSCS):

The scheme is affiliated with the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) allowing utility workers access to CSCS controlled sites for purposes of utilities work without the need to hold a separate card. The utilities industries share a common goal and commitment to robust mechanisms that enable all workers to demonstrate health and safety awareness and relevant skills and competences.

Upon successful completion of training individuals are registered on the Energy & Utility Skills Register (EUSR) database and issued with a card.

Training Course Overview:

  • The aim of the course is to provide a uniformed approach within the Utilities Sector to the basic Safety & Health Awareness Training.
  • The training objective is to provide attendees with a broad knowledge of Safety, Health and Environmental law and practices.

Training Course Content:

The training course is delivered in modular format. There are 7 main modules which are as follows:

  1. YOU AND THE LAW
  2. YOU AND HAZARDS TO YOUR HEALTH
  3. PROTECTING YOU
  4. WORKING ENVIRONMENT
  5. OUR ENVIRONMENT
  6. INCIDENT PROCEDUERS
  7. EQUIPMENT

Following the presentation of each module there will be a short assessment paper. The assessment will be in the form of a multi-choice question and answer paper. An 80% pass rate must be achieved on each module in order to acquire the passport.

Module Content:

 1.     YOU AND THE LAW

  • HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK 1974act
  • EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES RESPONSIBILITIES
  • POWERS OF HEALTH AND SAFETY INSPECTORS
  • OPERATIONAL RISKS AND RISK ASSESSMENTS
  • HAZARD SPOTTING

2.     YOU AND HAZARDS TO YOUR HEALTH

  • HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES
  • COSHH
  • NOISE AT WORK
  • CONTROL OF NOISE AT WORK REGULATIONS 2005
  • HAND ARM VIBRATION

3.     PROTECTING YOU

  • PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AT WORK REGULATIONS 1992
  • EMPLOYERS RESPONSIBILITY
  • EMPLOYEES RESPONSIBILITY
  • MANUAL HANDLING OPERATIONS REGULATION 1992

4.     WORKING ENVIRONMENT

  • WORKPLACE ACCESS & EGRESS
  • SLIPS TRIPS & FALLS
  • SITE HOUSEKEEPING
  • WELFARE PROVISION
  • WORKPLACE SIGNS
  • CONFINED SPACE REGULATIONS 1997
  • ELECTRICITY SUPPLY
  • THE WORK AT HEIGHT REGULATIONS 2005

5.     OUR ENVIRONMENT

  • ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT 1990
  • LAW ENFORCEMENT
  • ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE
  • THE ENVIRONMENT - POLLUTION
  • ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
  • WHAT IS WASTE?
  • MANAGING WASTE ON SITE
  • THE WASTE HIERARCHY
  • ECONOMIC BENEFITS
  • EMERGENCY SPILLAGE RESPONSE

6.     INCIDENT PROCEDUERS

  • ACCIDENT DEFINITION
  • NEAR-MISS DEFINITION
  • HAZARD DEFINITION
  • REPORTING OF INJURIES, DISEASES AND DANGEROUS OCCURRENCES REGULATIONS 1995 (RIDDOR)
  • HEALTH AND SAFETY (FIRST AID) REGULATIONS 1981
  • OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
  • HEALTH HAZARDS IN THE WORKPLACE
  • FIRE PRECAUTIONS
  • EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

7.     EQUIPMENT

  • PROVISION & USE OF WORK EQUIPMENT REGULATIONS 1998
  • THE LIFTING OPERATIONS & LIFTING EQUIPMENT REGULATIONS 1998 (LOLER)
  • PORTABLE ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
  • EMPLOYERS MUST PROVIDE AND MAINTAIN
  • SAFE DRIVING & WORKING PRACTICES