EUSR Telecommunications Safety Card is a skills sector card for the telecommunications industry it is also affiliated with CSCS, the EUSR telecommunication safety card has been put together by the telecommunications sector and the EUSR telecommunications safety card has 10 safety modules these modules have been put together by telecommunications industry panel which consists of installers, service providers including BT Openreach, Vodafone, O2, Talk Talk as initially the CSCS now ECS was only concerned with data communications not telecommunications. The EUSR telecommunications safety card which now has the CSCS holographic symbol on cards allows access to construction sites that requires CSCS but does not guarantee access to sites.

There are plans for specific accreditation’s and qualifications to be added to the telecommunications safety card this is still work in progress and more information will be released from EUSR in the future.

About The EUSR Telecommunications

EUSR is an independent skills platform which provides recognised standards for the utility sector. It is operated by Energy & Utility Skills, the sector skills body for the gas, power, waste management and water industries. EUSR is designed to support industry employers and add value to the sector.

EUSR Telecommunication Modules

EUSR is an independent skills platform which provides recognised standards for the utility sector. It is operated by Energy & Utility Skills, the sector skills body for the gas, power, waste management and water industries. EUSR is designed to support industry employers and add value to the sector.

  • Qualification: EUSR Telecommunications 
  • Awarding Body: EUSR
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Course Duration: 1 Day
  • Location: Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire or on site 
  • Instructor Ratio: 10:1
  • Cost: £125.00 +vat

The EUSR Telecommunications card is CSCS affiliated allowing you access to construction sites or sites deemed to have CSCS access prior to entry, a transition course can be sat if you wanted to sit additional modules like power, water, waste etc.

The scheme comprises of ten 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 two additional modules relevant to the telecommunications industry, covering working in the highway and excavations. 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.

The course is aimed at all levels of the workforce:

  • Operatives,
  • Supervisors
  • Management.

A Utility SHEA (Network & Telecommunications) passport lasts for three years from the date of training,

  • British Telecom
  • Virgin Media
  • Talk Talk
  • SSE and all other major utilities
  • CSCS

This is an instructor led course and at the end of each module an examination is done consisting of 5 questions in each module, you will be given a question paper and must complete all 10 modules for Telecommunications SHEA qualification.

The cost of the course is £125.00 +vat which includes your photo ID card and the duration is one day