A HACCP quality assurance system was first developed by the NFGWS in association with the National Rural Water Monitoring Committee (NRWMC) in 2002. This system was updated in 2007 on foot of the new regulations and legislation introduced in that year.
The NFGWS Quality Assurance System - Implementation Training & Guidance for GWSs training course was updated again in Summer 2015 and a revised course is now available which is focused on assisting GWSs to implement the Quality Assurance System on their group water scheme.
Water Safety Planning is now a core responsibility for any water supplier and the NFGWS Quality Assurance System training course is an excellent starting point for any group scheme wishing to develop its own water safety plan.
The above training course is free of charge to schemes affiliated to the NFGWS. We have reduced the training fee for non-affiliated GWSs to €500, which will cover two people to attend the training and a follow-up QA site visit. Delivery time for this training course including exercises is approx. 4 hours.
The course introduces GWS committees and operational staff to the concept of evaluating and addressing risks from source to tap, dealing in some detail with issues such as source protection, verification of treatment systems and distribution network management. It also introduced schemes to the checklists and standard operating procedures that form the basis of Quality Assurance documentation and emphasises the importance of emergency planning.
The NFGWS Quality Assurance System - Implementation Training & Guidance for GWSs application form, Download QA Imp Tr Booking Form.