PQMS Health and Safety Course

EUSR Water Hygiene

Course Name

EUSR Water Hygiene

Description

This National Water Hygiene training programme is designed for managers, supervisors and operatives who work 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.)

Training Locations

Bedworth, Bury - Please see Scheduled Dates below for more information

Course Aims

To provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the need for good hygiene when working with portable water.

Course Content

• 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.

• Completion of Health Screening Questionnaire and Completion of National Water Hygiene Test.

Accreditation

Delegates successfully completing the course will be awarded a EUSR National Water Hygiene Card

Duration

Half Day

Prerequisites

None

Cost

£79.00

Card Cost

34.20

Scheduled Dates

This course is currently run on demand. Please contact us for further detail