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EUSR National Water Hygiene (Blue Card)

Basic Training Scheme for all roles involved in “restricted operations” in the Water Industry that requires access to operational sites. 


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Course Details

Product number: EUSR_WTR_HY

To provide delegates with an understanding of the vital part they play in maintaining clean and safe drinking water and protecting public health.

Our National Water Hygiene (‘Blue Card’) scheme plays a vital part in ensuring the protection of public health and promoting good water hygiene practices. The scheme has been developed in collaboration with all UK water companies.

The National Water Hygiene scheme is developed in collaboration with all UK water companies and key stakeholders from across the water industry, so you can be confident that the content covers all the required knowledge and awareness of good water hygiene practices.

There are four modules:

  • Module 1: The importance of water
    • Asks individuals to reflect on the definition of wholesome water, drawing attention to its importance as a food source and the implications of a world without clean water. It aims to provide the individual with an understanding of the scarcity of clean water and the role that water plays in maintaining a healthy and functioning society.
  • Module 2: Water as a carrier of disease
    • Aims to develop an individual’s understanding of how water can be a carrier of disease; exploring the historic cases which established a better understanding of waterborne disease and developing best practice, looking at the various illnesses that can be contracted through the ingestion of contaminated water and the diseases that still prove challenging today.
  • Module 3: Potential contamination and its consequences
    • Explores the potential sources of water contamination across all areas of the UK water industry and the consequences should contamination occur.
  • Module 4: Preventing contamination
    • Explores the steps that an individual can take to prevent contamination of the clean water supply. Broader and overarching actions that the individual can take to safeguard water quality as well as providing specific examples of working practices that can be adopted in a small number of high-risk scenarios.

All UK water companies require individuals entering clean water sites or working on the clean water network – known as ‘Restricted Operations’, to hold a National Water Hygiene EUSR registration.

‘Restricted Operations’ includes working on service reservoirs, water pumping stations, water treatment works, wells, springs, boreholes as well as working on the network of water mains and service pipes.

Health Screening

A health screening questionnaire must be completed by all individuals prior to the training and assessment. In this questionnaire, you must declare whether you have, or have had in the preceding 12 months, any of these illnesses:

  • Typhoid
  • Paratyphoid
  • Dysentery
  • Persistent diarrhoea or vomiting
  • Jaundice or Hepatitis (A or E)
  • Prolonged unexplained fever

If you have, or have had, any of these illnesses, then you must get written confirmation from a medical practitioner, for example your GP, that you are illness and symptom free before you can be registered for National Water Hygiene on EUSR.

Upon successful completion of this course, delegates will be issued with a National Water Hygiene EUSR photo ID card – which because of its blue colour, it’s also known as the ‘Blue Card’.

Completing a National Water Hygiene training programme and assessment results in an EUSR registration for three years.

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