National Water Hygiene
Minimum requirement for hygiene for any restricted operations in the mains water environment
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.
Candidates who should attend
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.
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.
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.
The National Water Hygiene scheme is a half-day course and can be delivered separately or in combination with Scottish Water DOMS (Distribution Operation and Maintenance Strategy) Modules 1- 12 training over 1-day duration.
The National Water Hygiene training scheme is a classroom-based, and there are no pre-requisites for attendance.
No courses scheduled at this time – please contact our team to enquire about availability.