National Water Hygiene Card frequently asked questions
National Water Hygiene Course - Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How long does the EUSR National Water Hygiene Card last for?
A. For three years.
Q. What is the cost of a EUSR National Water Hygiene Registration?
A. The total cost comprises the training cost plus the cost of the registration (registration cost is £36 – correct as of December 2023). The ‘Vicarda’ app (CSCS system) is issued also for your smart phone. An optional plastic SmartCard with a chip can be purchased. The cost of the course varies according to the location and numbers.
Q. How long does the course take?
A. Half a working day.
Q. Does the card give you CSCS recognition?
A. No, not this course, if you need a water industry CSCS card then you many need the EUSR SHEA Water Passport ( Energy and Utility Skills Safety, Health and Environmental Awareness Passport).
Q. Where are the training courses held?
A. Four Options
- Every few weeks in Warrington – midway between Manchester and Liverpool within 1 mile of the M6 and M62 Motorways.
- By e-learning – suitable for people who want to take the course quickly and at a time convenient for them. The test needs to be witnessed by video-link using Zoom or Microsoft Teams.
- Delivered by videoconference on ZOOM or alternatively at your premises in England and Wales. Whatever suits your needs best.
- At your premises – anywhere in England, Wales and Scotland.
Q. I have more questions, who should I contact?
A. Please send questions by email to Alison Bradley at email@example.com
EUSR National Water Hygiene Course Content
- The importance of water
- Water as a carrier of disease
- Possible contamination and its consequences
- Prevention of drinking water contamination – safeguarding the water supply
In greater detail below
Module 1 - The importance of water
Asks people to think about the definition of healthy water and draw attention to its importance as a source of food and the impact of a world without clean water. The aim is to educate individuals about the scarcity of clean water and the role water plays in maintaining a healthy and functioning society.
Module 2 - Water a potential carrier of disease
Ask people to think about the definition of healthy water and draw attention to its importance as a source of food and the impact of a world without clean water. The aim is to educate individuals about the scarcity of clean water and the role water plays in maintaining a healthy and functioning society. Examples included are the Broad Street Pump outbreak in Soho, London in 1854 and the Milwaukee Cryptosporidium outbreak in 1993 (the largest documented waterborne disease outbreak in US history). Enforcement of drinking water legislation in England and Wales is covered by a brief discussion on the work of the Drinking Water Inspectorate.
Module 3 - Possible contamination of drinking water and its consequences
Investigates the potential sources of drinking water contamination across all sectors of the UK water industry and the consequences should contamination occur.
Module 4 - Prevention of drinking water contamination - safeguarding the water supply
Examines the steps a person visiting a waterworks or working on a water mains can take to prevent contamination of drinking water supplies. Broader, more general actions that individuals can take to ensure water quality, as well as providing specific examples of work practices that can be applied in a small number of high-risk scenarios. Regulation 31 of the Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations concerning approved substances in contact with potable water is examined so that attendees under the complexities of this regulation and the potential impact on the business.