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EUSR - Safety Health and Environmental Awareness Telecommunications course description.

Course Description

Is the Safety Health and Environmental Awareness Telecommunications course accredited by an official body?

This course is Accredited and certified by : Energy & Utility Skills Register (EUSR). Visit EUSR web site

What is the EUSR - Safety Health and Environmental Awareness Telecommunications course?

Category: Health-and-Safety

Level: Beginner

The Safety Health and Environmental Awareness Telecommunications programme content and scheme specification have been developed through consultation with the telecommunications industry. Programme material is produced and managed by Energy & Utility Skills on the industry's behalf. The content is reviewed periodically and consists of six core modules and one specific to the telecommunications industry. All individuals will need to complete all seven modules to receive the SHEA Telecommunications registration. The programme may only be delivered by trainers approved by Energy & Utility Skills.

Who is the EUSR - Safety Health and Environmental Awareness Telecommunications course designed for?

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

SHEA Telecommunications comprises of seven modules. The six core modules are common to all utility industries and form the basis of health, safety and environmental law and practices. A further one module providing the telecommunications industry specific content, all individuals will need to complete all seven modules to receive the SHEA Telecommunications registration. It is designed to provide 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.

What subjects does the EUSR - Safety Health and Environmental Awareness Telecommunications course cover?

Modules

Module 1
Understanding our workplace responsibilities Responsibilities
 
This module aims to familiarise individuals with the underpinning legal frameworks, definitions and their application in the workplace setting, including the responsibilities for both the individual (as employee) and their employer.

Module 2
Understanding the effects of our work on the environment
 
This module aims to develop individuals' understanding of the key environmental considerations in the workplace, and their impact as employees, on the sustainability of their environment.

Module 3
Identifying and controlling risks
 
This module helps individuals 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
 
This module develops the individual's ability to both identify a range of common physical hazards and minimise their impact in the workplace, in line with CSCS requirements.

Module 5
Highway working and excavations (Telecommunications specific module)
 
This module provides the individual with an understanding of the processes and procedures required to work in the highway; this includes both public and private environments and creating a safe working environment through safe systems of work. The individual will know what to do in the case of an emergency.

Module 6
Occupational health hazards
 
This module aims to explain 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 7
Responding to emergencies
 
This module 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.

How is the EUSR - Safety Health and Environmental Awareness Telecommunications course assessed?

Registration is based on successful completion of a training programme and its associated assessment. Following training the Energy & Utility Skills approved trainer will apply to register the individual. EUSR cards are issued within 22 days of receipt of the necessary completed paperwork and payment. Individuals are issued with a cover note following training to confirm completion of the training and assessment while they wait for their card to be issued. The training session is expected to last for approximately one working day and comprises a trainer led presentation and assessment. Individuals will be called upon to share their experiences and thoughts throughout, to build on the course material.

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