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Safety, Health & Environment Awareness (Gas SHEA)

The Gas SHEA course is designed for all persons involved in the operational activities of the gas industry who require access to sites, both permanent and temporary, including all levels of operatives, supervisors and management. A Utility SHEA (Gas) passport lasts for five years from the date of training.

The Utility SHEA (Gas) scheme comprises of eleven modules. The eight core modules are common to all utility industries and form the basis of health, safety and environmental law and practices. There are three modules that are specific to the gas industry which cover working on the network and above ground installations (AGI). All trainees will complete all modules. It is designed to provide on-site 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.

Who Should Attend?

Operatives and Supervisors involved in gas network operations

Prerequisites: None

Duration: 1 day

Accreditation: Energy & Utilities Skills Register (EUSR)


To provide training and assessment for the basic areas of Health, Safety and Environment for all operatives working on gas distribution networks in the UK. This course has been designed to assure the basic standard of individuals working on site and to give them sufficient knowledge and awareness to ensure the safety of themselves and others.


At the end of the day’s training course candidates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of;

·         Health and safety legislation    
·         Environment
·         Accident reporting and First Aid
·         Fire precautions
·         COSHH
·         Personal Protective Equipment
·         Manual handling
·         Noise and vibration
·         PUWER and LOLER
·         Excavations and confined spaces
·         Avoidance of damage to underground plant
·         Electricity at work
·         Breathing apparatus
·         Signing, lighting and guarding

Certification of the Water Hygiene is dependent on successful completion of multi choice assessment of the student. Whilst the written elements are straightforward, candidates require a basic understanding of English language.