National Water Hygiene ‘The Blue Card’
About National Water Hygiene
Our National Water Hygiene (‘Blue Card’) scheme plays a vital part in ensuring the protection of public health and promoting good water hygiene practices. The scheme has been developed in collaboration with all UK water companies.
All UK water companies require individuals entering clean water sites or working on the clean water network – known as ‘Restricted Operations’, to hold a National Water Hygiene EUSR registration.
‘Restricted Operations’ includes working on service reservoirs, water pumping stations, water treatment works, wells, springs, boreholes as well as working on the network of water mains and service pipes.
It’s not just water company employees. If you are working on a ‘Restricted Operation’ on behalf of a water company subcontractor or other organisation, such as Self-Lay Organisation (SLOs) – then you need a National Water Hygiene EUSR registration.
Once you have successfully completed your National Water Hygiene training and assessment, you will understand the vital part you play in maintaining clean and safe drinking water and protecting public health. You will be issued with an National Water Hygiene EUSR photo ID card – which because of its blue colour, it’s also known as the ‘Blue Card’.
If you would like to get trained in this scheme, please use our scheme search to find a trainer. If you are a trainer and would like to deliver this scheme, please see our guidance on delivering passport schemes. For any other queries, please email: email@example.com or fill out an enquiry form.
National Water Hygiene Video
For more information, we have created a two-minute video explaining why a National Water Hygiene EUSR registration is important to understanding good water hygiene practices and maintaining the supply of clean, clear and safe drinking water.
The National Water Hygiene scheme is developed in collaboration with all UK water companies and key stakeholders from across the water industry, so you can be confident that the content covers all the required knowledge and awareness of good water hygiene practices.
There are four modules:
Module 1: The importance of water
Module 2: Water as a carrier of disease
Module 3: Potential contamination and its consequences
Module 4: Preventing contamination
Completing a National Water Hygiene training programme and assessment results in an EUSR registration for three years.
EUSR is the energy and utilities sector register for skills, training – and sometimes authorisations and qualifications. Available online 24/7, it is used by employers, and individuals, to verify skills and training.
Registration on EUSR reduces duplication of training for those who work at more than one location – saving you and your employers, time and money.
CITB Short Course
Energy & Utility Skills is a recognised Approved Training Organisation (ATO) for CITB and the UK construction industry. Our National Water Hygiene scheme is recognised by CITB for short course duration funding. If you are a Levy paying employer, to find out more about these grants, click here.
Find Out More
If you would like to get trained in this scheme, please use our scheme search to find a trainer. If you are a trainer and would like to deliver this scheme, please see our guidance on delivering passport schemes.
If you have any queries relating to EUSR or the evidence requirements for any of our schemes or programmes, please contact the EUSR Support team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form below.