Scottish Water DOMS - Training Plus - Health & Safety Courses
1 day Scottish Water DOMS Card

Course Summary

The Scottish Water Distribution Operations Maintenance Strategy (DOMS) scheme is a company scheme owned and produced by Scottish Water for persons working on Scottish Water sites. The registration database is held and administered by Energy & Utility Skills as part of the Energy & Utility Skills Register (EUSR).

The training consists of 13 modules dealing with different aspects of the distribution, operations and maintenance of the water supply. A chart is available detailing which modules are required for certain roles and responsibilities. Registration is based on successful completion of a training course. Upon successful completion a cover note valid for 45 days, will be issued by the trainer and candidates will be registered on the EUSR database. Candidates will subsequently be issued with a Scottish Water DOMS card generally within 28 days.

Scottish Water DOMS Cards are valid for 3 years.

The SW DOMS training can be delivered separately or in combination with National Water Hygiene training on the same day.

  • Hygiene Code of Practice
  • Sampling Procedures
  • Hygienic Use of Tools & Equipment
  • Disinfection Procedures.
  • DOMS 05: Repair & Maintenance Procedures
  • Boundary Valve Management
  • Treated Water Storage Points
  • Repair of Mains & Services.
  • Secondary Disinfection – Treated Water Storage
  • Pumping Stn Failures – Electrical & Mechanical
  • General Maintenance Activities.


Upon successful completion a cover note valid for 45 days, will be issued by the trainer and candidates will be registered on the EUSR database. Candidates will subsequently be issued with a Scottish Water DOMS card generally within 28 days.

Who is it for?

DOMS training and registration is required for all persons working on water distribution activities within the Scottish Water region. This includes, but is not limited to all Scottish Water and Scottish Water Solutions operational personnel, contractors, consultants, delivery partners, framework suppliers and self-lay organisations.

You will need

Delegates should bring a passport style photograph for their DOMS card.

Your skill level

Successful Completion of National Water Hygiene Scheme.


Which systems present the greatest risk?

Cooling towers, evaporative condensers and hot and cold water systems have been associated with outbreaks. Other potential sources where precautions might be needed include humidifiers and spa baths.

If you decide that the risks are insignificant, your assessment is complete. You need take no further action other than to review the assessment periodically in case anything changes in your system.

What are my duties under law?

Under general health and safety law, you have to consider the risks from legionella that may affect your staff or members of the public and take suitable precautions.

As an employer or a person in control of the premises, you must:

* identify and assess sources of risk;
* prepare a scheme (or course of action) for preventing or controlling the risk;
* implement and manage the scheme ? appointing a person to be managerially responsible, sometimes referred to as * the ?responsible person’;
* keep records and check that what has been done is effective;
* if appropriate, notify the local authority that you have a cooling tower(s) on site (see ?Other duties’).

If a person working under your control and direction is treated as self-employed for tax and national insurance purposes, they may nevertheless be your employee for health and safety purposes. You may need therefore to take appropriate action to protect them.

If you do not wish to employ workers on this basis, you should seek legal advice. Ultimately each case can only be decided on its own merits by a court of law.

Where are legionella bacteria found?

Legionella bacteria are common in natural water courses such as rivers and ponds. Since legionella are widespread in the environment, they may contaminate and grow in other water systems such as cooling towers and hot and cold water services.

They survive low temperatures and thrive at temperatures between 20-45?C if the conditions are right, eg if a supply of nutrients is present such as rust, sludge, scale, algae and other bacteria. They are killed by high temperatures.

Do I need to pay for my training before I do it?

Yes you do, you can pay online when you book your course, or call 0845 872 3411 and pay with a credit card over the phone. Customers with credit terms, please call Training Plus to book your course on 0845 872 3411.

Can you cater for students with special needs?

Yes, but as with all special requirements that differ from the norm, please make us aware of your requirements and we will do our best to provide the appropriate support.

Are there any car parking spaces available?

Yes, there are a lot of FREE car parking spaces available in the area.

What accommodation is available?

There are a variety of hotels and B & B’s in the area. There is a list available to assist you with booking your stay.

Am I going to feel safe during my course participation?

Beside the fact that our staff and the environment of the school will make you feel happy and safe, CCTV is operating in most of the school’s areas.

I’m getting on a bit, is it like going back to school and will I feel out of place?

Not at all. A large percentage of our learners are mature students simply keeping up to date with current standards. Everybody is made to feel welcome in the centre.