All professionals that come into contact with potable water through working in reservoirs, treatment plants, pumping stations, wells, water mains, service pipes and springs must have a National Water Hygiene Card. They must also have proficient water hygiene training to ensure they are aware of the potential for contamination. Phoenix Safety Services offers a water hygiene training course to ensure those working with potable water are complying with industry and Water UK standards.
By attending a water hygiene course, candidates learn how to prevent the pollution and contamination of potable water to ensure that it is properly treated, does not cause health issues and is suitable for drinking. A water hygiene course should typically cover:
- The importance of identifying potential sources of contamination, including the upkeep of good personal hygiene and clean Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
- The importance of a clean vehicle, noting where a vehicle has been previously before entering treatment works.
- Understanding of the risks linked to water and sewerage works.
- Understanding the importance of contamination by diesel, fuels and other chemicals. If any of these substances enter a potable water system, it can have serious consequences.
- Understanding that footwear for work that is worn on a treatment plant should not be worn in other locations with animals to help prevent water-borne diseases.
- The use of chlorine in disinfection of boots, tools and in repairs.
- How to correctly dispose of the chlorine solution.
- Understanding of the auditing process in place by various institutions.
Our water hygiene training course at Phoenix Safety Services is a three-hour course specialising in the following:
- Importance of hygiene and code awareness
- Working in ‘Restricted Operations’
- Medical conditions
- Chemical contamination (including fuel and diesel)
- Pipe storage
- Pets and livestock
- Cleaning, disinfection and chlorination
- ‘Sump and pump’
- Incident reporting, sampling and audits
- Approved products
Delegates will be tested on their knowledge and understanding of the water hygiene training course with the completion of a health-screening questionnaire and a multiple-choice exam. On successful completion of the course, a National Water Hygiene card will be provided by the Energy and Utility Skills Register. Delegates may also be required to visit a doctor if there are any concerns about their health which may affect their ability to work with potable water.
Phoenix Safety Services offers water hygiene courses all over the UK including London, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield, Bradford, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol, Wirral, Wakefield, Cardiff, Dudley, Wigan, Coventry, Belfast, Leicester, Sunderland, Doncaster, Stockport and many more locations.
Phoenix Safety Services is one of the UK’s leading specialised providers of health and safety training and emergency response team training courses in the UK. We also offer additional courses and provide tuition in additional areas such as food hygiene, stress, environment and courses for professional trainers. We can create completely bespoke health and safety courses to suit the needs of your delegates and business. Join us on our next Water Hygiene training course. Call now for details on 0845 600 9594.