Water Networks National Water Hygiene Scheme

  • Course Code WS-2
  • Duration ½ day
  • Cost £110+VAT
  • Learners12Max

To provide an understanding of the need for good hygiene when working with potable water. This course is often referred to as blue card or NWHS.


By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • To ensure that all individuals are aware of the ways in which potable water could be contaminated.
  • To ensure that individuals who work with potable water understand their responsibility not to allow the water to become polluted.
  • To ensure that individuals reach a nationally agreed level of training, testing and medical clearance.

Classroom based tuition including discussion.

The session will start with a health screening questionnaire and end with the National Water Hygiene test. Both must be successfully completed before a National Water Hygiene card can be issued.

Where health screening indicates the need for doctor's confirmation of fitness (at learners own expense) candidates may continue with the course; however the National Water Hygiene card will be withheld pending medical fitness confirmation.

Pre Course Requirements

Learners will need to bring with them two passport photos, their national insurance number and the name, address and telephone number of their doctor.

Who Should Attend?

Persons who come into contact with potable water in connection with their daily work.