Pierre Smit

Your Capacity Building Partner

Blue Drop Courses

From the requirements of the Blue Drop Handbook..."This draft regulation for the Classification of Water Services Works and Registration of Process Controllers also establishes mandatory refresher training requirements for Process Controllers to ensure that competency levels are maintained. Process Controller registration renewal is thus conditional on meeting specified training requirements. The Water Services Institution or owner operating the water treatment plant must ensure that every Process Controller employed must complete the required hours of training every year, over the five years between registration renewals."

A further bonus can be obtained if "Evidence of measures taken to ensure the credibility of the sampling process or that Samplers have been subjected to relevant sampling training" is given in the requirements.

From the requirements it can be seen that training of process controllers are a key element in obtaining and maintaining Blue Drop certification.

We have therefore developed a training course/s that will assist municipalities in complying to the requirements and improving the skills of Process Controllers.

The course and content will depend on the level of training of process controllers as well as the need in the workplace, but may typically consist out of the following init standards.

Typical water purification courses will include the following units

Operate coagulation, flocculation and sedimentation processes (Unit Standard 246440) 

Conduct sampling for water and wastewater treatment processes (Unit Standard 246464) 

Conduct water treatment process control tests (Unit Standard 246461)

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Water and Wastewater Treatment Record keeping systems

Do you need a database to capture all your water and wastewater plant data, etc., please feel free to send us an e-mail.


Do you need the services of a moderator, please feel free to send us an e-mail.

Skilld Development Facilitator (SDF)

Do you need the services of a SDF, please send us an e-mail.

Workplace Skills Plan (WSP)

Do you require assistance with your WSP, please send us an e-mail

Vacuum Toilet Systems - A vacuum system has been installed, reducing the 9 litre of water used per toilet flush to only 1 litre per toilet flush

Incident Management Protocol (IMP) Software available and ideal for Blue and Green Drop Requirements.

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