National Water Hygiene Card Explained

The National Water Hygiene Card (also referred to as the ‘Blue Card’) was created in 2006. It was designed to teach anyone working in contact with the water supply to have a grasp of the duties when working alongside water drunk by the population. Their duties are to protect the water source from contamination and to leave it safe for human consumption. The government has made it illegal to supply any water that is unfit for drinking making this education critical.

It is aimed at employees of a water company or outside contractors that have to work on restricted sites. The sites that require this are:

  • service reservoirs
  • water pumping stations
  • water treatment works
  • wells
  • springs and boreholes
  • The network of water mains and service pipes

Anyone working on these areas will require a National Water Hygiene Card that is up to date. There has been a greater trend for anyone handling water for human consumption, such as water engineers, plumbers and environmental health practitioners, to obtain the ‘Blue Card’ so that from a legal stand point they can prove that they understand the role of safe water practice on public health.

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Once you have completed the course you will then be registered on the EUSR which is the awarding body. The card will then last for 3 years from the date of training after which it will need to be renewed.

Topics covered in this 1/2 day course are:

  • The Importance of Personal Hygiene
  • Hygiene Code Awareness
  • Awareness of Potential for Contamination
  • Fuel, Diesel and Chemical Contamination
  • Pipe Storage
  • Pets & Livestock Risks
  • Chlorination, Disinfection & Cleaning
  • Incident Reporting
  • Approved Products
  • Sampling and Audits

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