Sometimes we are asked who needs the National Water Hygiene Card so we thought we would produce a quick blog on the topic.
Water UK is the body who represents water supply companies across the UK and at their request, The National Water Hygiene scheme was developed. Before 2006, water companies had separate hygiene training schemes so The National Water Hygiene Card was introduced in January 2006 to create one standard qualification and a means to assess individuals working with water.
So who is the training and the Water Hygiene Card designed for?
The Energy and Utility Skills Register is the body who issue the card. According to EUSR recommendations, anyone working with clean water should have an up to date Water Hygiene Safety Card. Water is an often underestimated resource but it is crucial for the infrastructure of the UK that we have safe, non-contaminated water and this is the driving force behind the card.
The Water Hygiene Card is especially important to anybody working on a restricted operations site; for example, service reservoirs, pumping stations, treatment works, wells, spring and boreholes or working on the network of water mains and service pipes MUST have an up to date National Water Hygiene card.
At Landmark Environmental we train a broad range of people to receive the National Water Hygiene Card. The training takes half a day and successful delegates will receive a National Water Hygiene Card that is valid for 3 years.
We usually use the training facilities at our office at Myerscough College, near Preston, Lancashire but we can also arrange training at your premises in the Blackpool, Garstang, Lancaster, Wigan, Leyland, Chorley or Blackburn areas of Lancashire too for an agreed fee.
For more information on the training, click here or if you have any questions about whether you need the card, feel free to get in touch.