National Water Hygiene & Scottish DOMS (Modules 1-12)
Minimum requirement for hygiene for any restricted operations in the mains water environment and Distribution Operations & Maintenance Strategy (DOMS)
National Water Hygiene & Scottish Water DOMS Modules 1 – 12 Training
National Water Hygiene: The National Water Hygiene training scheme is a Nationally recognised scheme for anyone working on, or adjacent to water supply installations know as ‘Restricted Operations’, meeting the requirements as set out by water supply companies and Water Supply Regulators across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The scheme sets out an individual’s duty of care to prevent contamination and maintain Public Health by applying UK Water Industry best practice approaches.
Scottish Water DOMS: The Scottish Water Distribution Operations & Maintenance Strategy (DOMS) training course is a company scheme, created and owned by Scottish Water relevant for all everyone working on Scottish Water clean water sites. The scheme was first launched in 2004 / 2005 and sets up the minimum standards and competencies which must be followed by all who complete the course.
Candidates who should attend
National Water Hygiene: Any person working on a restricted operations water sites, such as service reservoirs, water pumping stations, water treatment works, wells, spring and boreholes and working on the water distribution network inclusive of water mains and service pipes must be in possession of a valid National Water Hygiene card.
A standard training programme is delivered to all, inclusive of, direct employees of water companies, contractors, consultants, and designers to ensure consistent standards are met when working on drinking water supplies and demonstrate competence of their understanding of safe water hygiene practice.
Scottish Water DOMS: Scottish Water DOMS training and registration via EUSR is required for everyone who is working on, or adjacent to water distribution activities and assets known as ‘Restricted Operations’. This includes, but is not limited to all Scottish Water staff, operational personnel, contractors, consultants, alliance partners, framework suppliers and utility connection providers.
National Water Hygiene: The course provides candidates with essential knowledge, understanding and awareness of the potential hazards and risks which have the potential to impact on the quality of drinking water when working on restricted operations sites and how to prevent these, following recognised industry hygiene standards.
Scottish Water DOMS: The Scottish Water DOMS scheme has been produced to ensure everyone follows a consistent approach across the Scottish Water Region to safeguard public health and the water quality supplied to customers. By taking this consistent and structured approach to the operation and maintenance of water distribution assets, problems affecting water quality such as discolouration, microbiological failures and issues with taste and odours will be avoided or reduced. The Scottish Water DOMS scheme builds upon the public health principles covered by the EUSR National Water Hygiene training scheme.
National Water Hygiene: An EUSR accredited trainer delivers the course which is split into 4 separate modules. Candidates must complete a registration form, health screening questionnaire and successfully complete a multiple-choice test paper at the end of the course.
Upon successful completion of the course candidates will be registered on the Energy and Utility Skills Register where EUSR National Water Hygiene Registrations are valid for 3 years from the date of training.
An EUSR National Water Hygiene Registration Card will subsequently be issued to the candidates within timescales as detailed in our standard terms and conditions.
Scottish Water DOMS: A qualified trainer delivers the course. The training consists of 5 Learning Outcomes covering the different aspects of the distribution, operations, and maintenance of the water supply network and along with Scottish Water’s Hygiene Code of Practice.
On completion of the training course, candidates are required to sit a multiple-choice assessment. Upon successful completion of the assessment candidates will be registered on the Energy and Utility Skills Register where Registrations are valid for 3 years from the date of training.
A Scottish Water DOMS Registration Card will subsequently be issued to candidates within timescales as detailed in our standard terms and conditions.
The National Water Hygiene scheme and Scottish Water DOMS (Distribution Operation and Maintenance Strategy) Modules 1- 12 training is delivered over a 1-day duration, with the National Water Hygiene scheme delivered am and Scottish Water DOMS delivered pm.
The National Water Hygiene and Scottish Water DOMS training schemes are classroom-based, and candidates must successfully complete the National Water Hygiene scheme firstly before they can complete the Scottish Water DOMS training in the afternoon.