Case Study

Energy and Utility Skills National Water Hygiene Scheme

Energy and Utility Skills


Energy & Utility Skills Limited is the Sector Skills Council for the gas, power, water and waste management industries. It provides membership, assurance and skills solutions to help employers in the utilities sector attract, develop and retain a sustainable and skilled workforce.

It’s UK-wide membership includes the major infrastructure companies within the gas, power, water and waste management industries – as well as the supply chain and contractors.

Energy & Utility Skills developed the National Water Hygiene scheme in collaboration with all UK water companies and the Drinking Water Inspectorate. The scheme is based on nationally agreed standards and provides individuals working on the water network the knowledge and behaviours to maintain the highest water hygiene practices.

The Energy & Utility Skills National Water Hygiene Scheme is a training programme – with assessment – that has for the past 15 years, delivered the knowledge, behaviours and skills necessary to keep our drinking water safe and clean in the UK.

Occupational Skills Standards, Curriculum Development, Recognition and Certification, Training Provision

This tried and tested industry accepted competence and quality assurance scheme is now available currently available across the UK via Energy and Utility Skills.

Contact the Energy and Utility Skills team of experts for more information on how to develop a bespoke solution of this essential scheme in your country.

Water is crucial to our daily lives.  Water should be clean, clear and safe to drink.

Water can carry diseases, pathogens such as E-coli, and parasites such as cryptosporidium.  Water can also become contaminated and drinking contaminated water can cause serious illness.

It is vitally important that the same high standards of hygiene practice required in food production are maintained in the water production, distribution and supply processes.

Watch this National Water Hygiene awareness video:

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