Who is this for?
This course is designed any person working on a 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
National Water Hygiene Course:
To enable candidates to protect the safety of water through good hygiene practices while working on restricted operations. On successful completion of this course candidates will have gained the pre-requisite knowledge required to work safely with water, limiting the risk of contamination.
- Legislation relating to water hygiene
- The importance of clean water and its treatment
- Understanding and limiting waterborne diseases and their spread.
- Restricted operations
- Maintaining equipment to minimise contamination
- Personal responsibility, personal hygiene and the need for PPE
- Working environment, control and safety measures
- Multifunctional working
- Chlorination, disinfection and water sampling procedures
- Audit Trails and monitoring procedures
- Awareness and usage surrounding approved products. The right substance for the job
Duration: 1/2 Day
A standardised health screening questionnaire must be completed by any person required to work on restricted operations. This includes staff working on the water network, water treatment works, taking water quality samples etc, i.e. anyone that the water company considers could come in contact with treated water.
Answers on the form that suggest the individual maybe carrying a water borne disease will require the individual to be referred to their doctor or occupational health department for checks. The trainer will make the final decision on whether to allow the individual to carry out the training course. The individual must pass the health screening before they can be registered for the National Water Hygiene card and will not be issued a card until both the health screening and the test have been passed.