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Potable Water Training

Further Information | Course
20 minutes
Engineering & Technology, Process Operations
Oil & Gas
£25.00 exc. local taxes
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Further Information - Potable Water Training


Who is the course for?
This eLearning course is aimed at individuals working in the oil and gas industry who require an overview of potable water systems.

Is previous experience required?
You do not need prior knowledge or experience to complete this course and it is assumed that you are competent in your designated role.

How will the course benefit me?
Water that is produced for drinking, cooking and washing must meet certain standards so that it doesn't pose a threat to your health. This course will give you a basic understanding of how this water is produced, treated and tested to ensure that it is safe to use.

The knowledge gained in this course will help you to understand how potable water is treated, stored and used, especially in offshore locations.

How will the course benefit my company?
By ensuring you are fully aware of the need to treat and test potable water, you can contribute to keeping yourself and your colleagues healthy when using water offshore. You will also be better able to work with or on potable water systems.

What standards are referenced in the course?
This course does not refer to specific legislation or standards but is written to current HSE guidelines and industry best practice.

Is there an assessment?
Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 100%.

Learning Objectives

  • Define potable water and outline its importance in life onshore and offshore
  • Explain why it is necessary to purify water
  • Identify how potable water is produced offshore
  • Identify the water sources that can be used to produce potable water offshore
  • Identity that the seawater feed needs to be pre-treated
  • Identify that the water produced needs to be treated to ensure that it is fit to drink
  • Identify that water storage systems are used to store potable water offshore
  • Identify that water distribution systems are used to transport water around offshore sites
  • Describe the key water disinfection methods used offshore
  • Identify the need for chemical and microbiological testing or monitoring of the quality of potable water



System Requirements

  • Internet Access - Users will need a computer or device with a web browser and an internet connection.
  • System - Runs on desktop computers and tablets. Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 10 and MAC OS. Apple Tablets running IOS 11.
  • Browser - Runs on Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari, no plug-ins required
  • Minimum browser size - 1024x672
  • Audio – Requires speaker or headphones.
  • Notes - Not suitable for smartphones.