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National Water Hygiene Scheme training course

Course code: WHS2 (old code WH1)  |  View training area

A ½ day training course for all persons who come in to contact with potable water. Any person working on service reservoirs, pumping stations, treatment works, wells, spring and boreholes and working on the network of water mains and service pipes must be in possession of a National Water Hygiene card.

Please see below for our full training overview for the National Water Hygiene Scheme course.

Benefits of attending for the delegate

  • Compliance with industry standards.
  • Issue of the blue National Water Hygiene card for successful delegates, lasting three years.

Benefits of attending for the employer

  • Compliance with Water UK standards.

What you will learn

  • Responsibilities of persons working with potable water. Preventing pollution or contamination of potable water.
  • The premise that water is a food product and the public expect their water supply to have been treated properly so that it does not cause health problems.
  • The importance of personal hygiene and identification of potential sources of contamination.
  • Awareness of potential for contamination. Includes Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and the need for clean boots.
  • Vehicles - vehicles need to be kept clean and tidy and tools need to be separated. Awareness of where the vehicle has been taken before entering a treatment works e.g. fields, sewage treatment works etc.
  • Multi-functional working - water and sewerage working is becoming common for some companies and the associated risks must be understood.
  • Fuel, diesel and chemical contamination - any of these getting into the water could have detrimental effects.
  • Pets could help to spread water borne diseases e.g. dogs, cats, horses etc - ensure that individuals do not wear the same footwear for work.
  • Chlorine/disinfection, both in the water itself and other usage i.e. how chlorine is used to wash boots, clean tools and in repairs, and the correct disposal of chlorine solution.
  • Awareness and usage surrounding approved products. The right substance for the job.
  • Awareness of the sampling and audit processes in place by various bodies.

What qualifications will you achieve?

  • Successful delegates will be registered to receive the blue EUSR registered water hygiene scheme card (a covering note is issued in the interim period).

How is this training delivered?

  • The course is classroom based with a written test paper.
  • A standardised health screening questionnaire is completed. If this suggests an individual may be carrying a water borne disease the delegate may be referred to their doctor or occupational health department for checks before they can be registered for the National Water Hygiene card. A card will not be issued until both the health screening and the test have been passed.

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Delegates should bring a passport style photograph.

Course dates

Course code
½ day training course
Price from
£105.00 + certification

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