ONLINE EUSR National Water Hygiene Course (Remote Learning)

ONLINE EUSR National Water Hygiene Course (Remote Learning)


If you work in the UK water network, a clean water site or are in any way involved in handling water for human consumption, you are required to hold a National Water Hygiene EUSR registration. By successfully completing this half day virtual training course, you will understand the vital role you play in protecting the public and ensuring a safe drinking water supply, whether you’re in direct contact with the water or not.

All UK water companies are involved in the National Water Hygiene Scheme, which was developed to ensure safe working practices across all areas of water hygiene. Carrying a ‘Blue Card’ demonstrates successful completion of the EUSR National Water Hygiene course, a thorough understanding of public health protection and competency in safe water hygiene.

Please note: You will be required to complete a health screening questionnaire before you can be registered for National Water Hygiene on EUSR.


On completion of this half-day training course, you’ll have a thorough understanding of:

  • Why personal hygiene is important
  • The Hygiene Code
  • Why water should be clean, clear and safe to drink
  • Types of water contamination and disease
  • Simple hygiene procedures to reduce risk
  • Cleaning and disinfecting tools
  • Legal requirements for those working in Restricted Operations
  • How to ensure the protection of public health


This online instructor-led course is made up of four modules, after which you’ll be assessed via health screening and a multiple-choice test.

  • 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


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Once you’ve worked through all four modules, you’ll be asked to take a multiple-choice exam and health-screening questionnaire.

On successful completion, your trainer will notify the EUSR, who will process your National Water Hygiene registration and issue your Blue Card within 28 days.

Your Blue Card will be valid for 3 years. After that you’ll need to book another training course to refresh your knowledge and re-take the EUSR assessment.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone working for a water company, the water network or on a Restricted Operations site is required to complete this training before starting work – even if you’re not in direct contact with water.

This includes direct employees as well as contractors, facilities management organisations, environmental health practitioners, plumbers and water engineers working in the following areas:

  • Service reservoirs
  • Pumping stations
  • Treatment works
  • Wells
  • Springs
  • Boreholes
  • Water mains
  • Service pipes


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Anyone taking this training is expected to have a good understanding of written and spoken English.

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