SHEA Water Passport Training Course

The SHEA Water Passport which is also known as the Energy and Utility Skills, Utility Safety, Health and Environmental Awareness (Water) Scheme has been developed with the UK Water industry to provide a consistent approach to training in line with the guidelines from the Health and Safety Executive.

We provide training for groups of people across the UK through a network of approved trainers.


SHEA Water Passport Course Delivery Options

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Have the SHEA Water Passport Course delivered at your premises

To suit your timetable!

You can have the course delivered at your premises – anywhere in the UK (or even abroad if needed). It can fit into your existing training plans and the one day course can be held whenever you wish to bring your team into your central location. Our trainers can travel to you.

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The flexible option for the new way of working!

at a time and date to suit your needs!

Your team members may be located in locations across the UK. This method avoids the time, travelling costs and sheer effort of travelling to a training classroom. Typically attendees can take the course in their own homes or local offices – all they need is a computer, broadband connection with camera and a headset. 

This provides basic health, safety and environmental awareness training for people who are working on water industry sites and construction projects. It is usually requested by water companies such as United Utilities and Severn Trent Water that their contractors should obtain this passport to work on their sites. It is ideal for contractors who are not usually working on construction sites because it give them Construction Skills Certification Scheme accreditation (CSCS) which makes it easier for them to get on water companies construction sites managed by Principal Contractors.

To make a booking email Peter Bradley on and see if we can help you.

In-House Courses
For groups of four or more people it is usually more suitable to arrange an ‘in-house’ course delivered at your own premises. This is the more efficient and cost effective method for your staff.

Peter Bradley is qualified in both health and safety (as a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner) as well as teaching (with a Certificate in Education) and has over 30 years experience in working in the water industry, many of those years were as Health, Safety and Environment Manager with United Utilities. To see further details have a look at the About Us page.

Maximum number of delegates
In-company courses can be arranged for a minimum of 4 people and accommodate a maximum of 12. One course can be held in one day.

Course Content

The course comprises eight modules on the topic of health, safety and environment in the water industry, these are are:-

Module 1: Understanding our workplace responsibilities

Module 2: Understanding the effects of our work on the environment

Module 3: Identifying and controlling risks

Module 4: Common hazards in the workplace

Module 5: Sewerage network and process operations

Module 6: Highway working and excavation

Module 7: Occupational health hazards

Module 8: Responding to emergencies

Examination and Assessment
Each module taught is followed by a multiple choice test.

The delegate who successfully completes the course will be registered onto the Energy and Utility Skills register.

Awarding and Examination Board
Energy and Utility Skills the sector skills body for the UK water industry.

Important Information
All delegates need to bring a form of photo identification, this can include a Passport or Driving Licence.

Recommended Supporting Course
National Water Hygiene Card.

Detailed information can be found on the SHEA Water Training Course website.


Page updated June 2022.

Energy & Utility Skills Approved Trainer