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EUSR - Safety Health and Environmental Awareness course syllabus.

Course Description

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

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  Energy & Utility Skills Register (EUSR). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
In most cases the awarding body (EUSR) will audit the centre to ensure the correct standard of teaching. Visit EUSR web site

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

Category: Health-and-Safety

Level: Beginner

The Safety Health 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.

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

The core Safety Health and Environmental Awareness scheme is designed for all individuals who require access to operational sites, both permanent and temporary, including all levels of operatives, supervisors and management. A SHEA Core card lasts for three years from the date of training.

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

The programme content and scheme specification has been developed through consultation with the energy and utilities industries. 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. All individuals will need to complete all six modules to receive the SHEA Core registration. The programme may only be delivered by trainers approved by Energy Utility Skills.

The programme will be delivered through the context of the utilities industries in general.

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
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 6
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 course assessed?

Registration is based on successful completion of a training and assessment. Following training the EUSR approved trainer will apply to register the individuals. EUSR cards are issued within 28 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 programme material.

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