National Water Hygiene Scheme (Water Hygiene Card)

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Course duration: 1/2 Day

Course Specification


To provide an understanding of the need for good hygiene, when working with potable water.


1. To ensure that all individuals are aware of the ways in which potable water could be contaminated.

2. To ensure that individuals who work with potable water understand that it is their responsibility not to allow the water to become polluted.

3. To ensure that individuals reach a nationally agreed level of training, testing and medical clearance. The objective is that individuals answer successfully at least 22 out of 25 questions in the National Water Hygiene test.


There are three elements to the training package:

1. Completion of a Health Screening Questionnaire

2. Participation on the training course

3. Successful completion of the National Water Hygiene test

All three elements must be successfully completed before a National Water Hygiene card will be issued.

Course Content

The course consists of a series of slides using Microsoft PowerPoint software.


The approach is inclusive and informal.

Group Size

The maximum number is twelve particpants. Two courses can be run in one day – morning and afternoon or evening to suit you.


The cards are registered on the EUSR register and are valid for three years.

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