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 EUSR SHEA Water Passport – Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How long does the EUSR SHEA Water Passport Card last for?
A. For three years.

Q. What is the cost of a EUSR SHEA Water Passport Card?
A. The cost of the card is £35 (correct as of January 2018), the cost of the course varies according to the location and numbers.

Q. Where are the training courses held?
A. In Warrington, Cheshire at our premises or alternatively at your premises. Whatever suits your needs best.

Q. I have more questions, who should I contact?
A. Please send questions by email to info@sheawaterpassport.co.uk

EUSR SHEA Water Safety Passport Course Content
Utility Safety Health and Environmental Awareness (Water)


This one-day course has been developed by the water industry with the aim of providing a uniform approach to health, safety and environmental awareness training across the utility sector. The training will be delivered by Peter Bradley, a former Health, Safety and Environmental Manager for United Utilities – one of the largest water companies in the UK. He holds a Master of Technical Science degree in Process Safety and Loss Prevention from Sheffield University, a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner and also a qualified teacher with a Diploma In Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector from the University of Chester. He has extensive experience of training delivering courses for Costain, Jacobs, Siemens and many other construction and utility companies

Course Modules – updated January 2018

  1. Understanding our workplace responsibilities
  2. Understanding the effects of our work on the environment
  3. Identifying and controlling risks
  4. Common hazards in the workplace
  5. Sewerage Network and Process Operations
  6. Highway Working and Excavations
  7. Occupational Health Hazards
  8. Responding to Emergencies

Modules of the SHEA Water Passport and the Knowledge Areas covered

1 – Understanding our Workplace Responsibilities

Why is it important to manage health, safety and the environment.
State their duties under the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act (1974) not to harm themselves or other persons.
Describe the role and powers of HSE inspectors.
State the principles followed in the Construction, Design & Management Regulations (2015) (CDM).
Consequences associated with poor environmental management.
Enforcement and Regulators such as the Health and Safety ExecutiveEnvironment Agency (EA) and Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

2 – Understanding the effects of our work on the environment

The Waste Hierarchy.

The Environmental Protection Act 1990

Major Water Industry Environmental Prosecutions

3 – Identifying and controlling risks

State hazards associated with access and egress to place of work e.g. falls from height, slips, trips etc.
State the reasons for good housekeeping.
Describe the welfare provision required.
Define the terms: ‘hazard’, ‘near miss’ and ‘accident’.
HSE Guidance on risk assessment.
Explain the required reporting processes for near miss, accidents, work related illnesses and dangerous occurrences.
Explain why all accidents should be reported, however minor.
State general emergency procedures e.g. fire evacuation and first aid.
Explain the need to assist in any investigations.
Recognised extinguisher types and their correct use.

4 – Common hazards in the workplace

Responsibilities of employers and employees under the Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER).
Complying with the Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) (1998).
State the basic principles applied within working at height regulations.
Describe how ladders are used safely.

5 – Sewerage Network and Process Operations

Hazards on clean and waste water sites.
Working with sewage.
High pressure jetting.
chlorine drum changing

6 – Highway working and excavations

New Roads and Street Works Act 1991
Excavation safety. HSE Construction – Structural Stability

Module 7 – Occupational Health Hazards

Physical health hazards. – Asbestos, manual handling, noise.
Chemical health hazards – Control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH)
Biological  health hazards
Psychosocial health hazards.

Module 8 – Responding to emergencies.

Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations 2013 (RIDDOR)
Dealing with spillages
Fire precautions.

Course Close

Updated 26th January 2018


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