Demonstrating their knowledge and competence in hygiene in the water industry, staff at UPS Systems PLC have received certification under the National Water Hygiene Scheme (NWHS), UPS Systems has announced certification of its staff under the National Water Hygiene Scheme (NWHS). The National Water Hygiene Scheme (NWHS) was created in January 2006 for the UK drinking water industry and all company field staff have now received training and certification under the scheme that will enable them to work on the new contracts. The National Water Hygiene Scheme was devised by Water UK and Energy and Utility Skills in partnership with the UK water industry. The purpose of this new NWHS scheme is to establish a UK-wide water industry approach to the training, registering and monitoring of the hygiene requirements of employees, contractors and suppliers. Each UK water company is required to ensure that employees, contractors and suppliers who operate within drinking water environments are not carriers of waterborne diseases and that they have an understanding of the need to operate safely and hygienically. Sharon Whitelock, Major Accounts Sale Manager, comments: "The emphasis of the scheme is to promote individual responsibility within the water industry to protect public health. We are delighted to announce that our key technical and installation staff are now competent in this important area and in the future we will be seeking more potable water projects. Peter Bradley, trainer for the national water hygiene scheme of Achieve Safety Ltd, comments: This Company is leading the way in following best practices and ensuring that their employees follow hygienic practices in the water industry. It was apparent that they are keen to promote the best practices that create improvements in safety and reliability of the water supply. Request free information about the National Water Hygiene Training Scheme and future courses from National Water Hygiene Card Training.