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I have worked in the water industry for more than 20 years.
Working on the maintainance side and working my way to supervisor role. I have run many water mains lay sites, multi utility sites and i have had up to seven gangs to take care of.
I'm also a eusr approved water hygiene trainer.
I have done external water mains and service laying,meter installations,leakage,flow and pressure testing,deep excavations,burst water mains,internal plumbing,surveyor and customer enquiries.
Water Hygiene Trainer
The water hygiene card came into action in January 2006.
This was to replace the water authority's specific water hygiene schemes.
This now means that one card is recognised by all water companies the BLUE WATER HYGIENE CARD.
This is now used across England,Whales,Scotland and Northern Island.
If you are seeking a career in the water industry or you currently work in the industry.
You will need the water hygiene card weather it's from new or renew.
If you are working in areas such as pumping stations,reservoirs,water mains repairs,water services,treatment works,meter installations or any other area to do with water.
All employees require a water hygiene card. This training is provided to both subcontractors and company employees who are working on these restricted operations.
There is a health screening questionnaire carried out to make sure the operatives who hold these blue hygiene cards are not carriers of any waterborne diseases.
It is your responsibility and duty to protect public health.
The blue hygiene card expires after three years from the date of training course once passed. The training is there for done every three years.
Once the training has been completed a cover note is issued by the assessor and the assessor will register the trainees with EUSR.
Once all paper work and payments have been recieved the water hygiene card can be issued within approx 28 days.
The training takes half a day. A trainer lead presentation health screening and multiple choice test.
Content of the training course.
Importance of Water Hygiene
Working in Restricted Operations
Hygiene Code Awareness
Chemical and Fuel Contamination
Cleaning and Chlorination
Pump and Sump
Legionella Risk Assessments
Legionella pneumophila, is the causative organism for most cases of Legionnaires' disease. Legionnaires' disease is a type of pneumonia. It was named after an outbreak of severe pneumonia, which affected a meeting of the American Legion in 1976. It is an uncommon but serious disease.
The illness occurs more frequently in men than women. It usually affects middle-aged or elderly people and it more commonly affects smokers or people with other chest problems. Legionnaires' disease is uncommon in younger people and is very uncommon under the age of 20.
Water hygiene Training across the uk
Water hygiene Training in Kent and the South East of England.
In house and open courses across the UK.
The course should last no more than 3 hours including the presentation and final test.
What you need to bring with you
2x passport photo's for the hygiene card
national insurance number
yourselves and a pen (trainees)
The water hygiene card last's for three years.
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