• EUSR NWHS, SHEA (Water and Core) and Scottish Water DOMS Modules 1-12 and 13 (Sampling) - See Upcoming Seminars
Scottish Water DOMS Update - April 2020

SW are continuing the use of their online DOMS Refresher course (normally used for SW staff only) and Computer Based Learning (CBL) for an interim period.

During this interim period, currently up to 31st January 2021, (though likely to be extended), anyone sitting the e-learning course will be awarded a SW DOMS card, but only for a period of one year for new candidates.

During that year (once restrictions are lifted), they then must sit the normal face to face training in order to have their card backdated, but valid for the normal 3 year period.

So for example, if you sat the e-Learning and CBL today, the initial card would be valid until 23rd April 2021, and once face to face training is undertaken, the card would be valid from today, 24th April 2020 until 23rd April 2023.

DATS Ltd continue to run Remote Training Sessions for -
  • National Water Hygiene Scheme
  • SHEA
    • Core
    • Water
These courses are run via ZOOM and normal card registration of 3 years applies.

NEWS - March 2020


Please be aware that DATS Ltd takes the welfare of our clients very seriously and, considering the current situation, we are issuing the following guidelines in line with advice from the Scottish and Westminster Governments, NHS and WHO.

General Guidelines for individuals as per the Government Guidelines below:


World Health Organisation:


For individuals participating in training, we ask that you continue to adhere to the above guidelines, with precautionary measures highlighted below:

  •  If you have any symptoms that could potentially be Covid 19 we ask that you do not attend training and instead re-book once you are well
  • Wash your hands more often than usual, for at least 20 seconds using soap and hot water, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so. Use hand sanitiser if that’s all you have access to
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into a place of work
  • To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue away immediately. Then wash your hands or use a hand sanitising gel
  • Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Again, we ask that anyone who has any symptoms or who has been potentially exposed to Covid 19 does not attend training and waits until the self-isolation period has passed before re-booking.


In addition to our regular cleaning regime at DATS Ltd we are taking extra precautions while this situation is ongoing.  These include but are not limited to:

  • Regularly disinfecting frequently touched surfaces: e.g. light switches handles, toilets
  • Providing antibacterial soap, handwash and gel and fresh towels for clients
  • Wiping down desks/tables and chairs with anti-bacterial gel


  • Please ensure the guidelines advised by the government and NHS are adhered to with regards to hygiene in the venue where the training in taking place
  • Please ensure that adequate space is available for candidates to avoid be in close proximity with each other (general guideline is 2m between each person).  This may mean you have to either use a larger room than you normally would for training or for larger groups that you split the training over more than one session

DATS Ltd does charge a per person rate rather than per day so we will do our best to accommodate you if you need to spread training over multiple dates without additional costs to you.

  • Please ensure that no candidate who is presenting any symptoms attends training dates.  We are happy to offer additional dates to make sure all your staff are trained when they are well enough to attend


  • Whilst normally cancelling at short notice would incur cancellation charges as per our Terms and Conditions, for the duration of this crisis DATS Ltd will waive short notice cancellation fees. Please try to give as much notice as possible
  • Our primary concern is that our clients are safe and well and that no risk is created in the safe provision of potable water to the public so we would rather anyone who is unwell or in a higher risk category re-schedule training without worrying about additional costs than put themselves and others at risk by participating when they should be self-isolating


  • DATS Ltd considers the safety of the clean water system to be essential in normal situations but even more so during times of increased public health concerns.  This means that we will endeavour to continue offering training in mandatory schemes until such time as we are advised not to continue by government advice or by advice of the administrating body for schemes
  • However, if any of our trainers, staff or immediate family members are presenting with symptoms we will advise our clients immediately in order to either re-schedule training at an appropriate time or allow them to organise training elsewhere
  • If we are unable to carry out any booked courses at short notice and you need the training to be carried out ASAP, we will do our best to assist you to find another course


January 2021
Website update coming soon!

Scottish Water and other Water utilities ARE auditing sites, Consultants and Contractors. If you do not have an EUSR NWHS Card AND a Scottish Water DOMS card, you will be put off site and work will be halted.

You have been warned!


What we do -

EUSR National Water Hygiene Scheme Card, and Utility Safety Health and Environmental Awareness (Water) and Scottish Water DOMS course training primarily in Scotland, the rest of the UK, Republic of Ireland, and Europe.
DATS - Design And Training Solutions was established in November 2009 primarily to provide training for the Energy and Utility Skills Register (EUSR) in the National Water Hygiene Scheme and Scottish Water's Distributed Operations Maintenance Strategy (DOMS) and to undertake projects in the Water Industry.
2011 we added "Utility SHEA Water" to our available courses.
2012 we added "Utility SHEA Core" to our available courses, with more to follow.
2013 we became a Limited Company - Company Number: SC441708
  • Water Engineering
DATS is available for Design and Project Management contracts of small to medium scale Water Projects, Design Surveys and provision of As Constructed Drawings for Scottish Water
  • Private Water Risk Assessments 
DATS undertakes Private Water Risk Assessments on behalf of Local Councils to ensure water supplies are up to standards required.
We do this in Scotland and England.
  • Sampling
DATS have staff fully trained in Scottish Water DOMS 13 to undertake water quality samples for new water systems, and for various stages of the water treatment process.
  • Audits
DATS can undertake independent audits for your company to ensure compliance with a water utility's system of work.
  • Traffic Management
DATS can provide Traffic Management plans in accordance with current legislation.
  • DOMS Compliance
DATS Administration can keep your company up to date with DOMS documentation.
  • Training -
DATS provides training for -
  • Energy and Utility Skills Register (EUSREUSR Approved Trainer
    • National Water Hygiene Scheme
    • Utility Safety Health and Environmental Awareness (Water)
      • Replacement scheme for Water Network Safety Passport
      • Updated course available now!
      • This CSCS affiliated course has been developed specifically for all people involved in the Water industry, working on water networks and processes. It is aimed at industrial staff, supervisors and managers
    • Utility SHEA (Core)
    • Scottish Water's
      • Distributed Operations Maintenance Strategy (DOMS)
      • Core - Modules 1 to 12
      • Sampler Practitioner - Module 13
      • DOMS Re-certification course
        • This is the core course consisting of modules 1-12
      • Scottish Water Approved Trainer

If your card is out of date, or nearing expiry, contact us for a quote immediately!
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • North East
  • North West
  • Republic of Ireland
  • East Midlands
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire and The Humber
  • Rest of UK
  • Europe


We have 30+ years experience in Civil Engineering, primarily in the Water Industry, working for both Public Sector Utilities and Private Consultancies.
As approved EUSR and Scottish Water trainers since 2008, we have trained colleagues, Scottish Water staff, other consultants, and various works contractors in the schemes listed above.

CV available on request.