Water Hygiene Certificate

Duration: 1 day


  • The importance of water
  • Water as a carrier of disease and recent events in the industry. The role of the Drinking Water Inspectorate
  • Water as a foodstuff. The similarities of approach within the food industry
  • Restricted operations
  • Tea and Coffee Break
  • Potential for contamination
  • Preventing contamination
  • Chlorination and disinfection
  • Consequences of contamination
  • Ensuring quality: Sampling and audit


The water industry accredited National Water Hygiene Card Course is designed for those who work in the production of drinking water supplied by the regional water companies. The course objective is to provide a basic understanding of how important it is to maintain good hygiene standards whilst working with potable water. It has been developed by Energy and Utility Skills and holders of this card will appear on the Energy and Utility Skills Register (EUSR). In the industry the Water Hygiene Card is often referred to as ‘the blue card‘.