What will I learn on the EUSR National Water Hygiene Course?
The National Water Hygiene training course is highly recognised by the UK water industry. The scheme plays a major role with promoting safe practices when working with drinking water and the protection of public health.
It is usually a requirement of water organisations across the UK for those entering a clean water site, or working on clean water utilities, to hold the EUSR National Water Hygiene qualification whether in direct contact with water or not.
The National Water Hygiene training protects the safety of water through good hygiene practices while working on restricted operations as defined in the technical guidance notes:
"Work which may involve direct or potential contact with untreated sources of underground water, with partially or fully treated water within water treatment works or with treated water, or any surface of an operational asset (including those temporarily out of use) which will itself be in contact with potable water at any stage in its distribution to the point where it is made available to consumers"
About the Energy & Utility Skills Register
EUSR is the register of training and skills for the energy and utility sector. Schemes and programmes is developed by Energy and Utility Skills and qualifies an individual for registration on the Energy & Utility Skills Register (EUSR).
EUSR schemes and programmes are spread across many industries including Gas, Power, Smart Metering, Telecommunications, Waste and Resource Management, Water and Cross-Industry.
What Is The EUSR Blue Card?
The Blue Card has replaced all water company-specific hygiene schemes. It also removed the need for workers to undergo separate testing, health screening and to carry multiple cards. Many water companies across the UK now mostly mandate the use of the National Water Hygiene Card.
The Blue Card is for those entering a clean water site or engaged in operations on the clean water network, whether in contact with water or not.