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Drinking Water Treatment Systems - Suitably Qualified Persons
Water businesses are required to nominate one or more individuals to undertake the role of a “suitably qualified person”, this must be completed prior to any individual applications being submitted.
It is for the Drinking Water Supplier’s Chief Executive to determine an appropriate delegate, however as a guide it should be the most senior technical officer within the organisation with responsibility for drinking water treatment.
A suitably qualified person is someone who has sufficient relevant theoretical experience and/or at least three years operational experience in the unit process such that they are able to assess the competency of others, and is required to:
- Provide information on the Drinking Water Supplier’s processes
- Act as the contact person for WIOA on Certification
- Verify the applicants operating experience within their water business, including dates of employment
- Endorse that the operator seeking certification is suitably competent for certification
Application Form to be a Suitably Qualified Person to be completed by the Water Businesses Operations Manager or equivalent.
Application Form to be a Suitably Qualified Person (Word - A06)
Application Form to be a Suitably Qualified Person (PDF - A06)
The suitably qualified persons role in the certification process
All individuals must be signed off as being competent by a suitably qualified person.
Suitably qualified persons register
WIOA will maintain a register of all suitably qualified persons, that will be updated on an annual basis.
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