EUSR National Water Hygiene
Duration of Course (days):
Who should attend?
Any person working on restricted operations sites such as 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.
Aims and objectives of the course:
The training session is expected to last for approximately 3 hours and comprises of:
- A trainer led presentation.
- The aspect of health screening.
- A multiple choice test.
- Identifying good and bad hygiene management practice.
- You may also be required to discuss and share your own experiences.
Subjects covered within the training session include:
- 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 affects.
- 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.
Attendees are not required to bring any equipment to undertake this course. If they have an existing EUSR card this training will be added to the EUSR system and be covered under the existing candidate number.
Requirements for Closed Course Booking:
If you are looking to book a closed course, call our office on 01376 528 501 and talk to Angela.
Once you have successfully completed your training, you will then be eligible for an Energy & Utility Skills (EUSR) National Water Hygiene Card. The card is valid for 3 years.
Highly Qualified Instructors
Individual support, both during and after our courses
Over 20 years of health and safety expertise
Excellent mix of practical and interactive exercises