We believe that it is absolutely vital that all personnel involved in monitoring or managing any water treatment program understand and recognise their scope of responsibility and in order to achieve this, they are well trained and competent at their job.

Training and competency is the cornerstone of any successful water treatment programme and is a key requirement of BG01, BG02, BG04, BG05, BG08 and HSG274.

At Deep Water Blue we have been delivering bespoke high quality and interactive training programmes to clients for nearly 20 years.

We offer training for the purposes of helping to achieve compliance with industry standards such as HSG274 and BG04.

We offer on, off-site or remote (Teams, Zoom etc.) training in disciplines such as:

  • Management of Cooling Systems
  • Water Hygiene Management
  • Water Hygiene and Cooling Operation
  • Steam systems
  • Boiler and Steam Generator Water treatment
  • Closed Loop Water Treatment
  • Data logging and vSteam®
  • Test kits and waterside analysis of steam boilers or cooling
  • BG04 and BG01 Interpretation and compliance
  • Control of Legionellosis
  • Legionnaires’ Disease
  • BG02 Interpretation and compliance

Our courses typically involve a technical presentation, followed by a site-specific review of plant and a written test to conclude.

If you are unable to attend formal training then we can offer a home learning solution via our partner Human Focus. Learn more here.

Each training course lasts several hours and will provide an in depth review of the subject matter involved, such that the personnel sitting the course will go away having significantly improved their levels of both operational and technical knowledge.

Once your training course has been completed, additional back-up support is provided by our service teams, who meet clients and reinforce the information passed on. This continuous process of reinforcing training, concepts and ideas, leads to competence being achieved far more quickly, than simply by what might be gleaned from a classroom or online environment.

Our trainers are technically competent and time served professionals, with extensive knowledge of water based systems.

We are members of The Royal Society of Chemistry, The Combustion Engineering Association, BSRIA, ICOM Energy Association, Association of Water Technologies and the British and Irish Association for the Properties of Water and Steam.

To discuss your own specific requirements regarding training and competency in water treatment in more detail, please call us on 0870 460 2980 or email us at [email protected].

Upcoming Training Courses

BG04 Steam Boiler Water Treatment Training 2 day Course Certificated by The Combustion Engineering Association Taking Place on 28th and 29th September 2021. Contact Deep Water Blue for details and to reserve your place. Places are very limited, so please book early by mailing [email protected]

One Day Courses

On request – Deep Water Blue

Deep Water Blue are also able to offer on demand video training 24 hours a day/365 days a year.

Training Courses
Training Courses


Steve Bagnall-NHS Estates Manager, one of the delegates from a recent BG04 training course run by us, on behalf of The Combustion Engineering Association (CEA), commented as follows;

“The course covered a lot of information, delivered in concise chunks that were easy to absorb. The structure was clear, logical and effective and the CEA has obviously put a lot of thought and expertise into designing it in line with BG04. The main benefits came from doing assignments, receiving individual feedback and interacting with the training provider.
The format gave me the confidence to implement new testing techniques and to understand the importance of water treatment as an engineer and not as a chemist. A must for all boiler Operators/Managers.”

” The CEA have stated  very clearly that 95% of all accidents and incidents on boiler plant is due to Bad Management of Boiler Water Treatment. Members of CEA and those of ICOM developed BG04 Boiler Water Treatment Guidance, a guide that industry really needed for many years. The training course for boiler water treatment training was developed by Deep Water Blue and with support from CEA which has proved to be an excellent course delivered by Mick Casey and his team at DWB over two days. The delegate feedback is that this course is excellent, delivered in plain English and easy to understand for anybody responsible for boiler water treatment on site, it also allows that person to challenge a contractor who is looking after their boiler water treatment, a first for non-chemists. As one of the recent delegates mentioned this is not for chemists but is for operators and managers along with engineers  “this is a must for all boiler Operator and Managers”.

David Kilpatrick

Director of The Combustion Engineering Association.

Royal Society of Chemistry
Combustion Engineering Association