EUSR SHEA Water Passport and National Water Hygiene Courses

EUSR Courses
  • Off-Site EUSR Training - CISTC
  • CISTC online courses
  • EUSR National Water Hygiene Course
  • Off-Site EUSR Training - CISTC

Course Details

  • Cost:

    From £140+VAT

  • Category:

    EUSR Course

  • Tags:

    EUSR, Water Hygiene, SHEA Water Passport, EUSR Course, Training Course

  • Skills:

    Blue Card

Our EUSR online courses are now rolled out using Zoom or similar software options to achieve virtual classroom environments. To attend the course delegates must have access to a computer, laptop, tablet or phone that uses a microphone and webcam. All paperwork, instructions for the course and log in details are sent over prior.

EUSR SHEA Water Passport Course Description

This is a 1 day EUSR Safety Health and Environment Awareness (SHEA) Water Passport Course.

Our Safety Health and Environmental Awareness (SHEA) suite of schemes have been developed in collaboration with industry to provide a uniform approach to health, safety and environmental awareness training across the utilities sector, in line with Health and Safety Executive guidelines.

Our SHEA Water scheme is designed for individuals who require access to operational sites within the water industry, both permanent and temporary, at all levels including operatives, supervisors and management.

The SHEA Water scheme comprises of eight modules. Six modules are ‘core’ modules and are relevant for all utility industries and support workplace practice in relation to health, safety and environmental law. Two modules provide the water industry specific content. It is designed to provide evidence that an individual has demonstrated an appropriate level of knowledge, understanding and behavioural awareness. Individuals must complete all eight modules and pass the SHEA Water assessment to gain EUSR SHEA Water registration. It is an Energy & Utility Skills Passport scheme and does not indicate any level of technical competence or skilled expertise.

The SHEA Water scheme is partnered with CSCS to allow water industry workers access to construction sites for purposes of utilities work without the need for a separate CSCS card.

EUSR National Water Hygiene Course Description

This is a 1/2 day EUSR National Water Hygiene Course.

The National Water Hygiene scheme is recognised by the UK water industry. It plays as a vital part in ensuring the protection of public health and promoting safe drinking water practices. It is a criminal offence to supply water unfit for human consumption.

Created in 2006, the ‘Blue Card’ replaced all water company specific hygiene schemes. It also removed the need for workers to undergo separate testing, health screening and to carry multiple cards. Water companies across the UK now mostly mandate the use of the National Water Hygiene card. This is for anyone entering a clean water site or engaged in operations on the clean water network, whether in contact with the water or not.

It is increasingly expected that all those handling water for human consumption, including contractors, facilities management organisations, environmental health practitioners, water engineers, plumbers etc. also carry a ‘Blue Card’ to demonstrate competence and their understanding of safe water hygiene practice.

The National Water Hygiene is approved by Energy and Utility Skills Register (EUSR).

Any person working on a restricted operations area at sites such as service reservoirs, water pumping stations, water treatment works, wells, springs and boreholes or working on the network of water mains and service pipes must be in possession of a National Water Hygiene card. The same training package is delivered to both direct employees of water companies, and all contractors that work on the restricted operations sites including self-lay organisations working on new developments.

How do I get an EUSR National Water Hygiene ‘Blue Card’?

Registration is based on successful completion of a training course. Upon successful completion, a cover note will be issued by the trainer and trainees will be registered on the EUSR. Once the necessary paperwork and payment have been received the National Water Hygiene card will be issued within 28 days.

Registration and card supply costs are £30 + VAT

It provides on-site evidence that an individual has demonstrated an appropriate level of knowledge and awareness with regards to hygiene issues. It is also a prerequisite for many other industry competence requirements and EUSR registration schemes.


A good level of written and spoken English is required to successfully complete this course. If you have any concerns regarding this please contact our office and we discuss available options (e.g. hiring a translator at an additional cost).

How is the course delivered / assessed:

This courses comprises of a trainer lead presentation, a health screening aspect and a multiple choice test. Trainees will be called upon to share their experiences and thoughts throughout to build on the course material and to identify cases of good and bad practice.

What is awarded after completion of the course?:

Once the course has been completed candidates will receive a EUSR Blue Card/SHEA Water card.

When does the qualification expire?:

The EUSR Blue Card and/or Shea Water Card is valid for 3 years from the date of training. After which the course will require renewal by anyone still working within the industry.

If you have any questions please contact us for more information.