A waterworks card refers to a certificate of evidence testing for hygiene management competence testing of water plant personnel.
If you wish, you can take part in the water work course's display test without any separate training, but it is generally recommended that things be repeated at water training events. No professional qualification exempts you from testing. The display examination system of the waterworks card is equivalent to the hygiene passport required for food processing. The obligation to complete a waterworking card is based on Amendment 285/2006 of the Health Protection Act, which entered into force on 1 May 2006.
Water work card training is intended for persons working in domestic water establishments and swimming pools, spas and the like who carry out water quality measures. The operator (water supply agency, swimming pool, spa, etc.) shall be responsible for providing the person working at the site with sufficient basic knowledge of the microbiology and water chemistry of the water, water purification technique, water monitoring, water quality legislation and personal hygiene. In addition, the operator shall keep records of the plant technical and water hygienic competence of the employees and, if requested, present the information to the municipal health protection authority.
Water work card training is practical, because theoretical teaching alone does not place sufficient emphasis on the practical issues of waterworks work. At the end of the course day, a waterwork card test will be held, which is practically a written competence test. Those who have passed the competence test will be awarded a certificate of competence valid for five (5) years by the screen operator. The screen test operators are approved by the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira).
The price of the waterworks card competence test is 55€/person + VAT24%